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REV. G. WHITEF1ELD S1MONSON, in Northwestern Christian Advocate 

The Christian life may well be represented by a circle, for it is an all- 
round joy and satisfaction when lived in the light of the Word and will 
of God; and it is endless in its spritual progress and possibilities. When 
St. Paul writes saying: "Ye are complete in Christ" (Col. 2:10), he means 
that we should understand that every necessary element of spiritual life 
is to be found by the individual believer in the loving revelation of God in 
Jesus Christ. ' For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." 
(v. 9). But we may safely say that St. Paul reduces the number of the 
elements which constitute a godly life from the burdensome enumeration of 
Judaism to simply pardon and purity. 

With this brief introduction, setting forth the important elements 
of spiritual life in the New Testament, it will be interesting to find that 
these same factors are the emphasized elements of the psalm which we are 
to study. 


This psalm opens with the penitential cry of the psalmist for mercy: 
"Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness" (v. 1). He 
does not manifest any dread of the consequences of his sins. He is simply 
sick of sin itself. And his whole dependence is upon the loving-kindness 
of God. 

The genuineness of his prayer is proven by his confession: "For I acknowl- 
edge my transgression : and my sin is ever before me" (v. 3). The customs 
of those days were such that the king's action, by which he had fallen into 
condemnation before God, would only be looked upon as a small circumstance 
between himself and a subject whom he practically owned. Therefore, to 
see David going before God, and confessing his sin as a crime against the 
divine nature compels us to admit that his conception of sin was correct, 
and his penitence was sincere. 

Then the next step in an intelligent seeking for pardon is here set forth; 
he presents a particular petition. "Hide thy face from my sins, and blot 
out all mine iniquities" (v. 9). To lie down in hopeless despair after reciting 
the failures of the past would do no one any good. But to follow up the 
confession of sins with a cry to have them covered is making progress in 
the right direction, because God has promised to do that very thing, saying: 
"I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and 
rxf^ will not remember thy sins" (Isa. 43:25). Moreover, the message of mercy 
^ \ is the same in the New Testament, for St. John says: "If we confess our 
vi^sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all 
^ unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). 

And the happy result was the experience of David, for he sings of pardon 
> "^"' obtained. "O God, thou God of my salvation, my tongue shall sing aloud 
of thy righteousness" (v. 14). This fact may be presently realized even 
when the tine of the transaction may not be recalled. Dr. G. Campbell 
Morgan tells us that such was the case in his experience. In his published 
"Life-Story" je says: "But you will say, 'Where was your conversion?' 
'I do not know. I have never been able to date it. I cannot tell you where 
it was. I am perfectly sure that, at some time in those years, to what my 
parents told me of my relation to God I said 'Amen'; that at some moment 
^^my heart ar 1 will responded without knowing it to the claim set upon 
me by my loved ones, and I know at that moment the will of the child said 
^'Yes' to the ' ill of the King, and the King took the child into his kingdom 
^Qvand the child was born again." 

> fv ^ That is the point that must always be emphasized. It is never safe for 

0 anyone to rest short of a personal knowledge of acceptance with God. Dr. 
"^"Morgan brings this out very positively in his testimony; says he: "I know 

that I am born again by the present throbbing of God in my life and soul, 

1 his Spirit bearing witness with my spirit here and now. I am his, and 
none can deny me the witness of his Spirit." 

May many others, the young and innocent as well as poor, sin decoyed 
souls like the psalmist, follow out this way of deliverance which has been 
blazed by the hand of the penitent David, and so find through confession 
and prayer the way to peace. 

Next in the order of our investigation we look for the element of 


For we find that God had to purify his ancient people before he could 
make them a power in the land. He tells them that after he has delivered 
them from their enemies he will then deliver them from their defilement: 
"And 1 will turn my hand upon thee, and surely purge away thy dross, and 
take away all thy sin" (Isa. 1:24). Likewise under the new covenant, St. 
James teaches us that the factor of purity is to be the prominent feature of 
the Christian believer, when he says: "But the wisdom that is from above 

is first pure" (James 3:14-17). And he shows that it cannot have place in 
the heart which is "earthly, sensual, devilish"; nor where "jealousy and 
faction are." Moreover, Jesus Christ himself said most plainly: "Blessed 
are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" (Matt. 5:S). Now if any who 
are not in possession of that purity can see God, then these words of our 
divine Lord are wasted — to say the least. 

But we do not have to go very far into this precious Psalm before we 
find that very phase of spiritual life most earnestly craved. "Wash me 
thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin" (v. 2). No 
New Testament passage sets forth the doctrine of heart purity more vividly 
than does this psalm. Here we find the individual pleading with God for 
soul-cleansing with such eagerness as gives us to see that the .pleader expects 
nothing short of a satisfactory answer. 

Moreover, the plea is for complete cleansing. "Purge me with hyssop, 
and I shall be clean; wash me and I shall be whiter than snow" (v. 7). Not 
only his outward actions but also his inward motives, David would have 
purified himself by divine grace. This petition seems to be based upon such a 
conception of human life as would relate action to heart impulse rather than 
to circumstantial suggestion. And that is true. If God keep the heart clean, 
then the outgrowings of that heart will be pure, no matter what the temporal 
circumstances of that life may be. David assures us that that is his idea 
when he says: "I shall be whiter than snow." Think of it! "Whiter than 
snow"! That is, the psalmist's conception of moral purity, resulting from 
the cleansing grace at the hands of God, is such as to make any natural 
element, however pure, shade on to the gray, when compared with the 
glorious work of God. Just as the white shirt bosom right from the laundry 
of John Chinaman appears clean and white, until it is put beside the same 
kind of a bosom fresh from the hands of loving home toilers: when, lo! the 
home cleansed garment is white; the one that seemed white before is now 
seen to be a dirty yellow. So the best that any agency, moral or temporal 
or otherwise, can do for the soul is not to be compared with the purity 
inwrought into the heart of the Christian by the grace of infinite love. 

Dr. J. Campbell Morgan has given such a positive testimony to this 
experience of cleansing that I will draw once more from his "Life-Story." 
Says he: "It was June 25, 1886, that I wandered aimlessly — I am quite sure 
that my feet were guided by God — into a Salvation Army meeting on a 
Friday night, a holiness meeting, and, as my Scotch friends would say, a 
wee bit lassie was talking to them with an awful London accent, as I thought 
and it is awful. She began to talk about sin in the believer, about wrong 
things in the heart that might be put out by the work of the Spirit of God, 
and I listened astonished. It was new; I had never heard that. I had never 
heard anything about 'cleansing.' Great, blessed, glorious word! How I 
love it today! And God that night spoke to me, and for the time I could 
no longer hear the doubts that had been suggested to me about his own 
existence. I was face to face with him, and he was face to face with me 
about the inward sin in my life, even though I were his child. In that 
way deliverance came from the darkness of doubt. It was through a new 
spiritual conception, a new vision of God as to his requirements in me and 
his provision for me. I cannot tell you all that happened in my own life 
then. I only want to say this to you: that it was one of the most marvelous 
experiences of my whole life — those days in which I faced the question of 
permitted sin and wrong in the life, and at last found out the remedy." 

The whole of this testimony might not be able to stand the tests which 
our Methodist theology could put upon it; but every true Methodist and 
every consecrated Christian who is not a Methodist can rejoice in Dr. 
Morgan's personal testimony to heart purity. And the same authority declares 
that the satisfaction of the intellect, concerning the immeasurable truths of 
God and his creation, is realized through the element of purity. Hear him: 
"I thank God at this moment that the things I believe I believe on the basis 
of a convinced reason. But the door of entrance into certainty was not first 
through the conviction of the intellect, but the cleansing of the Spirit." 

The next thing that we discover in this psalm about heart purity is rather 
startling: It is a divine, creative act. "Create in me a clean heart, O God; 
and renew a constant spirit (margin) within me" (v. 10). Purity of heart 
is not, then, a process nor the result of growth; neither is it a result of 
laborous training on the part of the believer. Perseverance in well-doing 
does not make one pure. Careful culture cannot cleanse the soul. God 
must "take away our bent to sinning," even as he took away the sins which 
"the bent" made. So the heart, quickened into newness of life and realiz- 
ing the power of a sinful tendency, cries out for such a transformation as 
will put "a constant spirit within me." God alone can do that; but he 
will do it. He promised it under the old covenant, (Ezek. 36:25-27). 



January 5th, 1911. 


Entered according to the Postal Laws and Regu- 
lations iu the postotflce In Greensboro, N. C, 
as mail matter of the second class. 


One year 51. 50 

Six months 75 

To all preachers of the Gospel at $1.00 per year. 

All letters pertaining to business, and all com- 
munications should be addressed simply to the 
Greensboro, N. C. 


D. B. Coltrane, President Concord, N. C. 

Rev. J. R. Scroggs, Vice-President. .Charlotte, N. C. 

N. L. Eure, Secretary Greensboro, N. C. 

W. G. Bradshaw High Point, N. C. 

T. C. Hoyle Greensboro, N. C. 



All the pastors have been reminded that Janu- 
ary 8th — next Sunday — is the day specially ap- 
pointed by the last Conference as Advocate day 
throughout the Conference. On this day the pas- 
tors are urged to press the claims of the church 
paper and lay plans for the extension of its cir- 
culation. On the stations it will be easy to do 
this at the time appointed, but on circuits the work 
will have to be continued during the following 
Sundays until each congregation has been can- 
vassed. If all our pastors will earnestly prose- 
cute this work during January the circulation of 
the paper will be materially increased and the 
effect of its weekly visits into the new homes will 
be for good. We are largely dependent upon the 
loyal co-operation 0£ the pastors for success in 
extending the circulation of the Advocate and we 
feel confident that in this campaign the pastors 
on stations and circuits will join hands so that 
all at it and all the time at it" for this month 
the Advocate receipts will be increased, its cir- 
culation enlarged, its influence for good enhanced 
and its capacity to pay a good dividend to the 
superannuates at next Conference assured. 

We are^ready to aid in every way in our power 
toward the consummation of this desired end. In 
view of this work all pastors have been furnished 
the lists of names of those already receiving the 
paper, and we beg that careful attention be given 
to renewals also. 


Just as we go to press we learn that on yesterday 
(Wednesday) morning at 2:30 o'clock the main 
building known as the Washington Duke Building 
at Trinity College was totally destroyed by fire, 
with all its contents. Fortunately all the students 
who were rooming in the building escaped with- 
out injury. The building cost originally nearly 
$100,000. There was $40,000 insurance on the prop- 
erty. A phone message from President Pew on 
Wednesday morning stated that the origin of the 
fire was unknown. 

Fortunately they were about ready to move into 
the new building preparatory to pulling down the 
old and there will be no special inconvenience and 
the school exercises will not be at all interfered 
with. The loss is considerable but we have no 
estimate at this time. 

of business of the Annual Conference. It will be 
interesting to note the evidences of progress, while 
there will bo some things calculated to make us 
reflect seriously. 

One thing revealed by the journal not particularly 
pleasing is the large number of delinquents in the 
list of our undergraduates. In the four classes 
there are at this time no less than twenty-two 
that have fallen behind in the course of study, 
some of them being, as it appears, several years 
behind. This is not creditable either to the Con- 
ference or the men concerned. The fact that this 
delinquency is much more frequent than in former 
years would seem to indicate that the raising of 
the standard about which we have heard so much, 
is right much of a myth. How can it be that 
we have raised the standard of requirement to 
any appreciable degree while the record shows 
that for years some of our undergraduates have 
not even appeared before the committees of ex- 
am inatioin, and have, from year to year, been 
continued in the same class. 

Waiving the question as to whether our stand- 
ard of requirement has really been advanced, it 
is well-known that it is not unreasonable, and any 
man competent to go about in the capacity of a 
Methodist preacher should be able to get ready 
for this examination and pass through the course 
regularly in the four years. Except under extra- 
ordinary circumstances a preacher who fails to do 
this reflects seriously upon himself. 
' There seems to be a growing tendency to make 
weak excuses and to accept these excuses. One 
comes up and says he has been so busy building 
churches, or that he has had to give so much time 
to revival work, or that he has had so much 
sickness. The time has come for the Conference 
to bring some pressure to bear upon these men, 
and show them that they are expected to bTing 
up the course of study first and do what they 
can besides. It is more important for them to 
master this course of study and get themselves 
ready for an intelligent ministry than it is to hold 
revival meetings, build churches or do any other 
work of the pastor. There is nothing that handi- 
caps these men or embarrasses the church so 
much today as the lack of training for the minis- 
try, and now that we have this school of the itiner- 
ant as a means of patching up an inadequate train- 
ing we should work it for all that it is worth. 

We do not know where the chief blame is to be 
lodged. Perhaps the committees should be more 
insistent; and we are sure the Conference should 
exercise its right to discontinue men who are too 
indolent to master the books in a course of study 
which would give excellent help to men 
trying to prepare themselves for efficient ministers 
of Christ. We confess that we are not at all proud 
of the record of our Conference in this respect 
and this editorial is written with the hope that these 
brethren will take an early start this year and 
mend the record. If you expect to pass your 
examinations begin the work now. 


In a study of our Conference Journal there are 
many things that are calculated to give us food 
for reflection. Now as the book is being distri- 
buted among the churches we would insist that 
all give to it a thorough reading. It will do good. 
Sit down by a good fire these long nights and 
read all the reports, make a careful study of the 
statistical and financial tables, and be sure to read 
the condensed minutes which give in brief the 
answers to the forty-nine questions in the order 


Mr. R. H. Edmonds, editor of the Manufacturer's 
Record of Baltimore, and who was the guest of 
honor at the Greater Charlotte Club banquet last 
week, made some suggestions that are worthy of 
the serious consideration of Southern Newspaper 
men. He pointed out according to the Observer's 
report that the South is backward about putting 
its best fcalf forward, and showing up its virtues. 
He thinks i'lat the publicity given to the boll weevil 
and the k k-worm, and child labor, and to a 
whole lot of other calamity subjects, is grossly ex- 
aggregated, and does a lot of harm. Mr. Edmonds ex- 
pressed the thought that the Southern people and 
the Southern press, are not as constructive today 
as they were fifteen years ago. He thinks there 
is great need of reform in these matters. Lynch- 
ing stories are heavily headlined and infinitely 
dwelt upon, while industrial notes of great import- 
ance are handled in a paragraph. Some of the 
Southern papers he thinks have degenerated into 
little more than records of calamity, killings and 
crime. He thinks it would be a good thing if the 
great bulk of this calamity, killings and crime, 
could be cut out. 

* * * • 

It is to be regretted that the Child Labor reform 
should be in the hands of those who seem to be 
capable of seeing but one side of the question, and 
who do not scruple to discredit the whole south 
by extreme and exaggerated representations of 
prevailing conditions. We believe that a sixty-hour 

week el.ould be adopted and we trust that the mill 
men will agree to this. But to say that no child 
under 14 should under any conditions be allowed to 
work in a mill is absurd, and that this is the con- 
tention of so-called educators is the more surpris- 
ing. An educator ought to know that the period 
in which a child acquires quickly the mastery of 
an art antedates the age of 14, and it is cruel to 
deprive him of the best chance for practical educa- 
tion which is to fit him to be a bread-winner. 
What sane legislation will do is not to shut the 
child out of the mill, but give him a chance to 
learn without subjecting him to long hours or 
long and over-taxing periods of toil. This country 
is beginning to suffer in some communities from 
the "all. school and no work" sentiment. Let us 
mix school and work from the time a child is old 
enough to begin the process of education and we 
shall have a sturdier and more reliable citizenship. 

* * * * 

In this connection it will be interesting to read 
the following from the South Atlantic Quarterly, 
remembering that what is true of the South Caro- 
lina mill community is equally true of those in 
North Carolina: 

"In South Carolina 150,000 persons, or one-fifth 
of its white population, live in cotton mill villages, 
while in the counties of Greenville, Spartanburg and 
Anderson one-third of the population is in these 
villages, and the villages continue to grow. 

The South Carolina mill village is usually a 
separate community, sometimes having a popula- 
tion of more than 5,000 inhabitants. It is entirely 
owned and controlled by the mill and its residents 
have no village corporation of any kind. 

These villages are built by the mill managements 
for the simple reason that thpir people could not 
otherwise be housed near a mill. They attract 
much more attention from strangers than from 
Southerners j for strangers seeing in them for the 
first time the general poverty and other distressful 
conditions of our people, handicapped as they have 
been with legacies from slavery and war, associate 
these only with the village. 

But all Carolinians know that these villagers are 
of the same stock as themselves, being composed 
of a class of the less successful, to whom the mills 
have offered much better wages, with better labor 
and living conditions than they had before. 

It is undeniable that South Carolina mill manage- 
ments, owing to various causes, come into closer 
personal touch with their individual operatives and 
feel more interest in them as a body than do East- 
ern cotton manufacturers and that South Carolina 
operatives have been benefitted by coming to the 
mills; that the separate cottages of Southern mill 
villages, with plenty of air and larger grounds, are 
better than the city tenements generally used by 
such operatives in the East, and that the village 
living conditions, as a rule are steadily improving. 

* * * * 

The Davidson Dispatch of last week announces 
that with the new year all whiskey advertisements 
will be rejected by that paper. We are glad to 
know this and trust that every paper in the state 
will enter the new year with the same good reso- 
lution. The people by an overwhelming vote have 
declared for the temperance laws which are on 
our statute books and the pulpit and the press 
should be a unit for the enforcement of the law. 
The newspaper which carries whiskey advertise- 
ments is the sign board to direct all who 
thirst for drink to the- beer or whiskey dealer wh 
is willing to sell them anything for money with 
out regard to law. , 

Let us all stand for and advocate law and temper 
ance and the elimination of the whiskey advertise 
ments will aid materially in this good work. 

* * * * 

If every community in the state will as activel 
prosecute the violators of the prohibition la 
as the Asheville city authoriti >s are doing ther 
will be a more positive sentiment among even th 
Antis as to the fact of prohibition prohibitin 
Col. V. S. Lusk the spokesman and attorney 
the Law Enforcement League, backed by the mor 
sentiment of the city has left no stone unturned 
his prosecution of offenders and Judge Cocke 
the city court in sentencing a prominent offend 
to four months on the roads is impressing the pe 
pie with the fact that the blind tiger in velvet 
in rags deserves the same quality of punishme 

* * * * 

The exposure of bribery in elections as it 
being brought out in the courts at West Uni 

January 5th, 1911. 



Ohio, is simply appalling. It is said that over 1000 
persons have confessed that they sold their votes 
the last election and the managers of the two 
dominant political parties are equally guilty of buy- 
ing votes. Every man who buys or sells a vote 
should be severely punished and disfranchised for 
life. It is growing too common in some communi- 
ties even in our state for the balance of power to 
be controlled by vote buyers. The safety of the 
republic depends upon a pure electorate and pro- 
vision should be made to stamp out the bribe- 
giver and the bribe-taker. It seems that the 
secret ballot system would obviate this corruption 
of the voter and yet in Ohio where the Australian 
system is in force these stupendous frauds have 
been unearthed. 

* * * * 

Dr. Wm. M. Kincaid, pastor of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Charlotte died at the manse in 
that city on Monday of this week after a lingering 
illness. Dr. Kincaid was born in Utica, N. Y., Jan- 
uary 16, 1851 and graduated from Williams College 
in 1871. After preparation in the Rochester Bap- 
tist Theological Seminary he served as pastor of 
Baptist churches in Cortland and Roundout, N. Y.; 
and First Baptist Church in San Francisco. His 
fourth charge was Collegiate Presbyterian Church, 
Minneapolis, from which he went to Central Union 
Church, Honolulu. Four years ago he accepted the 
Charlotte pastorate and was regarded most highly 
there not only by his own parishioners but by the 
people at large. The remains were taken to Groton, 
Conn., for burial. 

* * * * 

The Legislature convened in Raleigh on yester- 
day morning and organized by choosing W. C. Dowd, 
of Charlotte, speaker of the House and T. G. Cobb, 
Principal Clerk. H. N. Pharr, of Mecklenburg, 
was elected President pro tern, of the Senate. 
There is much business to be considered and we 
trust that this legislature will not adjourn untir it 
provides for an absolutely fire proof building to 
preserve the state records. The State Library 
contains files of newspapers of the state for over a 
hundred years past and these papers contain the 
history of the state in detail for a full century and 
they are exposed in a building with no fire pro- 
tection, in danger at any time of being consumed. 
If they were lost it would be a great calamity 
and criminal negligence for this Legislature to fail 
to remedy this condition. We hope also that the 
Torrens Land Title System may be enacted into 
law and that an improved state wide good roads 
plan may be provided. 


— The Minutes cf the Conference were published 
and shipped to all the preachers before the close 
of 1910, the last packages having been delivered to 
the express office before the sun went down on the 
last evening of the old year. This is the best record 
for promptness we have made for some years in 
publishing the Journal. 

— Rev. W. F. Elliott, of Madison, was in the city 
Friday and reports the prospect fine in his new 

— On Christmas morning in Morganton, Mr. James 
[oser and Miss Nora Morrow were united in matri- 
mony, Rev. E. J. Poe officiating. 

— Rev. E. N. Crowder, of Lowell, writes that he 
has started off encouragingly with his work there 
and is pleased with his new field. 

— In Central Church, Shelby, on December 29th, 
Miss Tennie McFarland was married to Mr. John 
Miller. Rev. E. E. Williamson officiated. 

—At the Methodist parsonage in Lincolnton on 
December 27th, Mr. Ed. H. Ballard was married 
to Miss Myrtle Reinhardt by Rev. T. J. Rogers. 

— Miss Jennie Cardwell, of Madison, and Mr. W. 
C. Roberson, of Galax, Va., were married at Madi- 
son, on December 28th, by Rev. W. F. Elliott, the 
pastor of the bride. 

— The handsome residence of Mr. Jas. K. Nor- 
.fieet, of Winston, was damaged by fire last week 
to the extent of several thousand dollars. The loss 
is covered by insurance. 

— At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. N. W. Collett, of Salisbury, Mr. James Hunter 
was married to Miss Irma Collett December 28th. 
Dr. J. C. Rowe performed the ceremony. 

— Mr. B. N. Duke of Durham, has made a dona- 
tion of $10,000 to the Woman's Foreign Missionary 
Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
to be used in the purchase of property in Brazil. 

— Mr Paul H. Elkins was married to Miss Flora 
Alice Fox at Siler City on Thursday, December 29th. 

Rev. E. W. Fox, of Newton, who is a brother of the 
bride officiated, being assisted by Rev. E. B. Craven. 

— Mr. William Gilbreath and Miss Mabel Fields, 
both of Greensboro were united in marriage Mon- 
day afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of Rev. 
J. W. Long, pastor of Spring Garden Street Church, 
who performed the ceremony. 

— Mr. W. D. Shumaker, an aged and highly re- 
spected citizen of Davidson and for long years a 
faithful member of our church in that town, 
last week, after a lingering illness passed to his 

— On December 21st, in Denver, N. C, Rev. T. E. 
Wagg performed three marriage ceremonies. Mr. 
Roy Sigmon to Miss Vassie Robinson; Mr. Robt. 
Morehead to Miss Flora Munday; Mr. George 
Smith to Miss Nettie King. 

— Mr. E. D. Latta, of Charlotte, did a gracious 
thing last week when he deeded a comfortable 
home in Charlotte to Mr. Lynch, who is remembered 
by all visitors to Charlotte as the blind man who 
sells shoe strings and papers on the square. 

— Rev. J. H. Robertson of Lincoln Circuit, was 
married on last Wednesday to Miss Virginia W. 
Craft at the home of the bride, near Winston- 
Salem. The Rev. Mr. Craft, uncle to the bride, 
officiated. The happy couple left at once for 
Lincolnton. , 

—A brilliant wedding occurred at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. C. Smith, Jr., of Liberty on Wednes- 
day of last week when their daughter, Patsy Rella 
was given in marriage to Mr. Ernest H. Woodson, 
of Salisbury. The ceremony was performed by 
Rev. E. K. McLarty, pastor of West Market Street 
Church, Greensboro. 

— Invitations have been issued by Mr. and Mrs. 
John Jay Joyce, of Philadelphia, to the marriage 
of their sister, Miss Margaret Struthers Joyce, to 
Dr. George Floyd Ross, on the evening of Tues- 
day, January 10th, 1911, at 7 o'clock, Roxborough 
Baptist Church, Roxborough, Philadelphia. They 
will be at home at 1022 West Market street, Greens- 
boro, after January 24th. Dr. Ross is a prominent 
young physician of Greensboro. 

— Rev. W. P. McGhee, in the Concord Times, 
writes: "I wish to thank the good people of the 
Concord circuit for the many deeds, and signs of 
appreciation. Truly no man should wish for a 
kinder and truer people to serve. I am hoping to 
make this the best year of my life and I feel sure 
I will have the co-operation of the worthy people 
I have been sent to serve. We have made some 
valuable improvements on the parsonage since 
conference, and hope to do more soon. 

— Prof. A. C. Reynolds, of Asheville, is not only 
efficient as an educational leader but is alive to 
the material welfare of the boys of Buncombe as 
he will begin next week the work of interesting 
the school boys of the country in the corn con- 
tests for next year. It is his purpose to visit every 
township in the county to institute his campaign. 
He does not anticipate any trouble in getting them 
interested as many of them are already anxious 
to enter the contests next year. The teachers will 
also be instructed to create an interest in the work. 

— Rev. A. L. Stanford, pastor of the First Metho- 
dist Church, left Monday for Leaksville to visit 
friends. He will return to the city in time for his 
regular services Sunday when he is especially 
anxious to have every member of his church present. 
On Sunday night there will be a mass-meeting open 
to all. There will be a discussion on the subject 
of "The Minister from the Layman's Standpoint" 
in which a number of members will take part. The 
pastor will respond with a short address on "The 
Layman from the Minister's Standpoint." — Lexing- 
ton Dispatch. 

— Rev. D. H. Comann is by appointment the 
duly authorized evangelist in our Conference, and 
is undoubtedly one of the best furnished men for 
this special work now in the field. Brother Co- 
mann's preaching is of the true evangelical type and 
will prove a great blessing to any congregation. We 
sincerely hope that the brethren will open the 
way for and keep him busy during these winter 
months. Whether there is a prospect for large or 
small remuneration, no one need hesitate to call 
on Brother Comann, Jor he does not stand on the 
question of dollars and cents. 

— The Woman's Foreign Misionary Society of 
Muir's Chapel held a missionary rally at the church 
on Thursday of last week. There was a good at- 
tendance and much interest was aroused. 
Speeches were made by Rev. W. R. Ware, presid- 
ing elder of the district, Rev. D. M. Litaker, Rev. 
J. E. Woosley, Mrs. Blanche Carr, Mrs. A. L. Petree, 

Mrs. W. L. Dawson and Mrs. Albert Peele. Rev. 
Albert Peele and Mr. F. S. Blair were present 
as visitors and made helpful remarks. The ladies 
served a splendid luncheon in the annex of the 
church and all enjoyed the day to the utmost. 
Several new members were added to the society. 

— a deiiguttui Cnristmas entertainment was given 
by the JiuiKnead ivtetnouist bunaay scnool of Vv ins- 
ion. Tne cnurch was packed and many were turned 
away. The program rendered was creditauie to 
tnose who toon, part and directed tne exercises. 
Superintendent C. vv. Snyder presented 35 diplomas 
to tnat number of pupils as a reward tor not hav- 
ing missed a session of the school during the past 
year. Anotner feature of the program was an ap- 
propriate address by Dr. T. F. Marr, the presid- 
ing elder. 

— Rev. Walter Holcomb, of Nashville, Tenn., called 
at our omee on Friday enroute 10 1m t. Airy to 
visit nis lather. 

— ±>isnop ±i. G. Yv aterhouse has movai nis family 
to San Antonio, Texas, wnere tney \\ in spend tne 
winter and come on to L-aiuuiuia eany in tne 
spring, ine msnop, in tne mean time, will return 
to n,niory, Va., and settle up nis anairs mere, look- 
ing 10 tne making of nis nome in tne west. Los 
Angeles or iSerKeiey will prouabiy be the fortu- 
nate city. This good news will be hailed with de- 
light by our entire Pacific Coast Methodism. 

— Rev. G. C. Neil, of Gridiey, Cal., has been sud- 
denly and unexpectedly, botn to himself and friends, 
smitten down with what seems to be galloping con- 
sumption. He has had a cough for some time 
which in recent days nas developed into several 
hemorrhages. — Pacinc Methodist Advocate. 

—The Charlotte lawyers showed their apprecia- 
tion of Mr. J. A. Russell at Christmas by present- 
ing him with a handsome present. Mr. Russell 
has just retired from the office of Clerk of Superior 
Court of Mecklenburg after twelve years of accept- 
able sevice and this gift to him from the lawyers 
was an expression of their high regard for him 
as a man and as an officer. 

— Mr. John Allen Morgan, acting Professor of 
Economics and Political Science in Trinity College, 
was- married at Siler City on December 27th, to 
Miss May Wrenn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. 
Wrenn of that place. Miss Wrenn, too, has been 
a teacher, having filled the chair of English in 
Davenport College for two years since her gradua- 
tion from Irinity College in 1908. 

— Mr. Elisha Raper died at the home of his son 
in Winston, on December 27th, of pneumonia, at the 
ripe age of 88 years. He leaves a widow now 
sick with pneumonia, and five sons: Mr. Emory E. 
Raper, an attorney of Lexington; Mr. J. R. Raper, 
of Linwood • Edward E. and Samuel T. Raper, of 
Winston; and Rev. A. S. Raper, of our Conference. 
He was in the Civil War serving for two years in 
48th N. C. Reg. as Sergeant Major. Was for a 
time Supt. o"f Public Schools of Davidson County 
and for eight years was a County Commissioner and 
a Magistrate for many years. He was also for 
thirty-seven years a devout member of Mt. Olivet 
Methodist Church, on Davidson Circuit, and his 
body was laid to rest in that cemetery. We extend 
warm sympathy to the sorrowing family and hope 
for an extended obituary of this good man. 

— No man on the bench in recent years has made 
a finer impression or given more general satisfac- 
tion than Judge George P. Pell, of Winston, whose 
term expired with the close of the year. He had 
filled the office of a judge for less than a year, 
having been appointed to fill the vacancy caused 
by the resignation of Judge Jones last Spring. 
Wherever Judge Pell held a court the highest 
praise was accorded him for his legal learning, 
judicial fairness, courteous treatment of litigants 
and for rapid dispatch of business. He is a good 
man and honored the high office of a judge. 

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest 
souls; the most massive characters are seamed 
with scars." — E. H. Chapin. 

"Beyond all doing of good is the being good; 
for he that is good not only does good things, 
hut all that he does is good." — George MacDonald. 

"Happy is he who can content himself with little! 
His sleep is disturbed neither by the fear nor by 
the shameful desires of avarice." — Horace. 

"Silver and gold are not the only coin; virtue 
too passes current all over the world."Euripides. 

"In the lexicon of youth, which fate preserves 
for a bright manhood, there is no such word as 
fail." — Bulwer. 



January Bth, 1911. 


The Board o£ Directors of the "Sunday League, of 
American" desires you to read carefully the state- 
ments below: The Sunday League of America 
has been in our discipline for a number of years 
by the side of the "American Bible Society" — the 
two iuter-denomiuational organizations we joiutly 
own with the other leading Protestant faiths. Our 
General Conference has recently commended the 
work of the Sunday League of America. The last 
General Conference by unanimous vote took the 
following action: 

From the Report No. 4 of the Committee on Tem- 
perance and Other Moral and Social Questions: 

First. That never before has humanity so much 
needed to devote one day in seven to rest and com- 
munion with God as in these days of absorption 
in material affairs, pre-occupation with the multi- 
plied sources of worldly enjoyment and social un- 
rest; and, at the same time, never has the tempta- 
tion to obliterate the Lord's Day been so great. 

Second. That we therefore appreciate and com- 
mend the faithful effort of the Sunday League of 
America to secure in sentiment, in law, and in 
customs the proper observance of this day through- 
out our great nation. 

Third. That we render our endorsement of the 
League, and commend its purpose, plan and repre- 
sentatives to the cordial co-operation of all our 

Fourth. That we note the proposition to erect 
an administration building in the city of Fort 
Worth, Texas, partly in the memory of the lamented 
Bishop Duncan's service in behalf of the Sabbath, 
and the request that our Church raise the sum oi 
$5,000 for the same; and we respectfully ask all 
our pastors and people to give it such support as 
their liberal consideration may suggest. 

The directors of this organization appreciate this 
acnon. We are seeking to make this a permanent 
incorporation. To do so we must have property. 
Therefore we are raising this year a fund of $50,- 
000.00 for an international headquarters. Twenty- 
years and more we have paid house rent for our 
General Manager and office rent, and some times 
storage for our literature and belongings. In this 
building will be set apart a suite of rooms for our 
General Manager and his family, for an office, and 
rooms for storage. The rest of the building will be 
rented for good purposes. With the opening of 
next year our work will extend from Alaska to 
Patagonia, from the West Indies to the Phillipines; 
hence we are planting this headquarters at the 
logical center of this territory, and from it our 
work is to radiate in all directions. This money 
is being raised from all the co-operating denomi- 
nations. The General Conference seemed to feel 
that one-tenth of this amount would be no more 
than the share of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South. After the action of the General Conference 
above quoted, the question arose, "How shall we 
get the money?" The Committee appointed to look 
after it felt at first that it could be raised quietly 
by appeals to the wealthy men of the church. We 
had some success already in this way with 
other denominations; for instance, in reply to our 
appeal $800.00 came in from a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church in Chicago, and $300.00 
from another of the same church in the same city. 
$500.00 came from another Methodist Episcopal 
man in St. Louis, and $100.00 each from members 
of the same church in various states as far East 
as New Hampshire. Two Presbyterians contri- 
buted $500.00 each. One Christian Scientist, $500.00. 
The largest thus far from a Baptist brother is $300. 
the largest from a Congregationalist, $200.00; and 
from an Episcopalian $150.00. But not one dollar 
came from one of the rich men of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, in response to the same 
appeal. We have found, however, that these breth- 
ren will contribute when appealed to at the close 
of the sermon. Two have given $25.00 each; several 
$12.00, $10.00 and $5.00. But it would take too 
long for an agent to go around and hunt them all 
up; so, we have given up the idea of raising this 
money from the rich alone. Next we appealed to 
the pastors in the better appointments, asking 
them to raise it. From nearly a thousand letters, 
we received ten kindly replies, enclosing $10.00 
each. If this would keep up steady, we could get 
in the $5000.00 in about fifty years. So our Com- 
mittee wants to stir all pastors to the situation. 
Surely you want the M. E. Church, South to do 
her share In this work. Since this headquarters 

is to be put in our territory, the people of the 
North feel that they ought not to do it all. Now, 
we have a plan which, if you pastors will take 
hold of, will bring results, and at once. Please 
consider. First, make January 8th Sunday League 
Day; on that morning, let every pastor preach on 
this subject. No matter what the situation, it will 
not hurt to give a genuine deliverance on the Sab- 
bath question. Second, tell of the work of the 
Sunday League of America these many years. Third, 
read the action of the General Conference cited 
above. Fourth, state that the Sunday League of 
America belongs to our Church as much as does 
the American Bible Society. Fifth, that the Sunday 
League of America has never before in all the years 
asked our Church for a general collection or assess- 
ment. Sixth, now it does solicit our help to estab- 
lish itself on a property basis, so it may live into 
the centuries, and do work from Alaska to Pata- 
gonia and the West Indies to the Phillipines. 
Seventh, it wants the money now, and expects 
Southern Methodism to take its interests at once 
into her heart. Eighth, explain that every person 
who gives $10.00 or more will have his name put 
on the list that will hang in Memorial Hall. Ninth, 
that every church which contributes $10.00 or more 
will have its name and that of its pastor placed 
on the same list. Tenth, that all smaller amounts 
will be credited to the respective conferences so 
that every penny contributed by our church will 
appear in permanent orm on this Memorial, 
Eleventh, don't be afraid to take a good col- 
lection, or if more than $5000.00 should be raised, 
we will return the surplus. All we want is the 
sum suggested by the General Conference. Twelfth, 
don't apologize to your people for doing this, but tell 
them that they ought to esteem it a great privilege 
to take part in this work. Thirteenth, send in re- 
sult of your effort with check, to Sunday League 
of America, Fort Worth, Texas, by January 10th, 
if possible. There are many reasons for this re- 
quest: First, whatever the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South pays in by January 15th will be du- 
plicated from another source. Don't you want to 
help to "provoke others unto good works?" Second, 
our General Manager begins a Northern tour on 
January 20th, and we want him to be able to say 
that the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, has 
redeemed the promise of the General Conference. 
It will have a fine effect. 

Brothers, it is within your power to do this, and 
to do it in one grand effort, and to say to all the 
country that our church is not to be considered slow 
or indifferent in this great work and at this im- 
portant time. — The Committee. 


Some ministers are great preachers and some 
ministers are great pastors. But the preacher and 
the pastor must be combined in one personality 
before true success can be obtained. In other 
words, they must not be divorced. "What God 
hath joined together, let no man (not even the min- 
ister) put asunder." It may be impossible to com- 
bine the two offices in equal proportion in any one 
man. You usually find a 60 per cent, preacher and 
a 40 per cent, pastor, or a 40 per cent, preacher and 
a 60 per cent, pastor. The ideal of couse is 50 per 
cent, of each. 

The minister is a pastor of his church in all that 
he does for his church outside of his pulpit work. 
Consultations with individuals, diagnosing spiritual 
disease, presiding at committee meetings and busi- 
ness sessions, leading prayer-meetings, administer- 
ing baptism and the Lord's supper, visiting, and 
so forth — (we underline the "so forth" many times) 
these are the deserts which the pastoral .reservoir 
must irrigate. Thomas Chalmers says that the 
pastoral work is "the prosperous management of 
human nature." The one word which spells the 
pastoral intercourse is influence. You may have 
a graphophone in the pulpit but you must have the 
living voice, the living man to do the work of the 

What does the pastoral intercourse mean to the 
minister himself? Are there any advantages in it? 
Is it a mere drudery as some would have us believe? 
The pastoral work gives the minister an opportuni- 
ty to know his people; to know their names; a 
man wants his pastor to know his name even if 
that name is Smith; to know where the people live; 
to know their professions and callings; to know 
the people in their relations to other members of 
the church; (we do not know anything until we 
know it in its relations) ; to know their habits, 
characters, needs and wants. The pulpit never 
offers this opportunity. 

The work of a pastor offers an opportunity to 
study human nature. The pastor's parish is his 
library. The proper study of mankind is man. The 
minister who is only a preacher lacks the vitaliz- 
ing touch of life. The pastor is in living touch with 
realities. The preacher preaches to a mass, the 
pastor ministers to individuals. There is also 
an opportunity for the minister to develop tact. 
Especially is this true in pastoral calling. Tact is 
that ingenuity which makes the cat light on his 
feet every time he falls. The pastor must tactfully 
know when to call, just how long to stay, how to 
keep the friendship of the parishioner unbroken. 
Many a pastor has failed for lack of tact. Some- 
times ice will bend under the weight of a person 
and not break unless one stays too long on one 
spot. Staying too long on one spot can break the 
adhesion of warm friendship between pastor and 

The pastor's work makes him a better preacher. 
He shares the sorrow of the widow and the orphans 
in their affliction. He shares the joy of the bridal 
couple during their honeymoon. He gets the true 
perspective of life. He cheers the old with his 
counsel, and gets the vivacity if youth by talk- 
ing to the young. He gets concrete illustrations 
while the one who is only a preacher must be con- 
tent with abstract ones, Christ was a great preacher 
because he studied men and women. Himself a 
great preacher. Philips Brooks, in his Yale lectures 
on preaching, says: "The preacher must be a pas- 
tor that he may preach to real men. The pastor 
must be a preacher that he may keep the dignity of 
his work alive." 

There are also decided advantages for the church 
for its minister to be a pastor. The church can 
know its pastor. This is just as important as for 
him to know them. The church gets to know his 
feelings, his plans, his expectations. The church 
gets to know all this while he is about seeking 
their welfare. It knows how to confide in its pas- 
tor. It is in the homes of the people that the man 
is revealed. The work of the church is better 
organized in the hands of the pastor. The church 
that listens to preaching and nothing more, gets 
critical, while the church that gets pastoral work 
done gets considerate of men and women. Why is 
it that a feeling of dissatisfaction gets over an 
audience when it perceives that another than its 
pastor is going to conduct the services on Sunday 
morning? They miss the man whom they have 
learned to love and trust — the man who has prayed 
with them in their afflictions and rejoiced with 
them in prosperity. Why is it that as a rule the 
church of the pastor is better attended by all classes 
of people than the church of the minister who does 
nothing but preaching? 

As a denomination the Episcopalians have not 
produced great preachers. They have a few preach- 
ers, however, such men as Brooks, Farrar and Rob- 
ertson. It is generally conceded that the other 
churches have greater preachers than they. But 
the Episcopalians are great pastors. 

They make little of the sermon, and make much 
of the parish. They have made their members loyal 
to their churches both in England and America, 
am not pleading to make less of the sermon, noi 
lower the standard of the pulpit in any way, bu 
I am pleading that we magnify the work of th< 
pastor. The picture which the apostle gives o 
Jesus should be the picture of every pastor: "H 
went abroad doing good." — D. O. Hopkins, in Th 

"The Quest of the Ages" is the title of a bookie 
of 38 pages by Prof. O. S. Dean, the cultured Pres 
dent of Weaverville College. The book is an ou 
growth of an address delivered before the Youn 
Men's Christian Association of Charlotte, N. C 
and its purpose is to inspire the reader with 
deeper love for truth. It is divided into four Cha; 
ters. H 

1. Human Achievements and Ideals. H 

2. The pursuit of Truth. I 

3. Jesus and the Truth. H 

4. The Poles Found. ■ 
From the literary view point it is a polished aiH 

scholarly work and breathes the spirit of reveren^B 
and devotion to Him who is the way of truth unH 
life. We have read it with much pleasure al 
substantial profit. J^M 

"If you do not now the good which you ca 
the time will come when you can not do the gol 
which you would." — Frederic H. Hedge. | 

"Fortune, be it good or bad, be it transient I 
constant, has no power over the soul of the wise.'l 
Marmontel. 1 

January 5th, 1911. 




The habit of sleeping under cover and by excess 
of artificial light, making the glory of the heavens 
invisible, has no doubt reduced somewhat the 
capacity of the city-bred man to see and to enjoy 
the common things of life. It was not because the 
ancient Biblical writers spoke by direct inspira- 
tion of the Almighty that they rejoiced so fervent- 
ly in the wonders of the heavens and the beauty 
of the earth. Living out-of-doors, in a salubrious 
climate, they came into healthy relation with all 
living things, and by the splendors of the day and 
the revelations of the night were quickened to an 
enjoyment which seems to have passed out of 
modern life. 

Each of our presidents, as he wanders among 
the giant trees of California or visits the Yosemite 
Valley, invokes the guidance of John Muir, one 
of the few men of our time who seems to live in 
close contact with nature and to draw from natural 
sources daily supplies of health and happiness. 
John Burroughs is in the same class, and there are 
others less well known who at least sympathize 
with the pursuits of these men and understand 
something of the delight which comes from close 
contact with the common things of life. 

In his immortal poem, Wordsworth has, while 
conferring great benefit on his fellow-men, in- 
serted a note of regret and longing which has been 
a bar to the enjoyment of life to innumerable men 
and women who have taken it for granted that the 
visions of early youth must fade and its inspira- 
tions pass away. The infant comes into life trail- 
ing clouds of glory: the boy, the youth, the man, 
see them only as they pass, and at last they fade 
into the light of common day. Later in the poem, 
Wordsworth speaks of a faith and hope and a remi- 
niscence of the past which may give to faith sup- 
ports that are sure and strong. But, in the same 
way that human activity has been shortened by the 
declaration that the years of our life are three- 
score and ten, so also it has been taken for grant- 
ed that, as the years of our life increase in number, 
illusions must perish, enthusiasm must die out, and 
the joy of living decrease. 

This melancholy result of modern experience is 
due, in part, to an awkward sensibility which is 
wholly creditable to the men and women of our 
generation. Those who are happily placed and 
might have let themselves go with enthusiastic 
appreciation of the wonders of nature and the 
triumphs of art have been checked and hindered 
by the painful thought that there are multitudes 
who cannot share these aesthetic pleasures, and 
who by their sordid pasts are shut out from the 
feast always spread in the presence of those who 
see and understand. Listening to the still, sad 
music of humanity, they cannot enter into the de- 
light of the men who could imagine themselves 
at the beginning of things associating with the 
infinite Wisdom and rejoicing in the habitable 
parts of the earth, listening also while the morn- 
ing stars sang together and all the sons of God 

They are rare souls who can open their minds 
and hearts to the knowledge of the evil that is 
done under the sun and to the sufferings of their 
fellow-creatures while at the same time they keep 
the imagination fresh and remain quick to feel 
and to respond to every appeal made by the beauty 
and sublimity of the world. They who have this 
gift find every day and every hour, in little things 
unnoticed by the busy world, that which quickens 
thought, gives pleasure, and for the moment makes 
one forget that which is coarse and brutal and 
ugly in the baser elements of our civilization. If 
they are tender-hearted and sympathetic, with 
minds large enough to take a wide view of men 
and things, the joyful spirit which comes from con- 
tact with the best things in nature and life is the 
very best element of preparation for contact with 
the drudgery of common toil and, the sordid condi- 
tions in which multitudes are compelled to pass 
their lives. The gloomy reformer is never fully 
successful. That which the sorrowful and the 
heavy laden sons of men most appreciate and long 
for is the coming of an angel of life. They welcome 
a helper who is touched with the feeling of their 
infirmities, but who is superior to them and repre- 
sents in this lower world the nobler aspects of 
our common life. 

Half the world is seeking for pleasure in things 
that do not satisfy. Men still repeat the old folly 
of spending their money for that which is not 
bread and their labor for that which satisfieth not. 
They continue to put their money into pockets 

with holes, and wonder why with all their toil and 
anxiety they get no more comfort and delight as 
the reward of their striving. The happiest people 
in the world get their pleasure through their daily 
tasks. They do work which they like to do, and 
therefore are relieved of all the drudgery which is 
such a burden to the majority. Something to do 
that is worth doing and that is a daily source of 
pleasure is worth more than anything that money 
can buy or society confer. Next to this source of 
enjoyment- comes the ability to take an eager in- 
terest in the wonderful secrets which yield to the 
discerning mind constant surprise and pleasure. — 
Christian Register. 


By Rev. E. Combie Smith, D. D., in Central Chris- 
tian Advocate. 

Suggested by the article paragraph in the Cen- 
tral the other week, I submit a few observations 
on the above caption. Of course the theatre must 
have a frequent change of program. Did it not 
cater to the popular craze for something new it 
would soon be as empty as some of the churches 
are reputed to be. It is not a marvel to be won- 
dered at that for more than 1,800 years the world 
has been listening to the same "old story" which 
in the Gospel was first committed to the apostles 
by its author and Lord? Without scenic effects or 
gorgeous apparel the ministers of the glorious 
gospel have worn out the tragedies of Greece, the 
the heroics of Rome and will see down and out 
the flippant and sensual plays of modern times. 
To me it is not so much a wonder that certain 
churches are said to be empty as that so many 
continue to be full. 

Then the theaters do not preach repentance. 
They would not be quite so popular if they said 
the things we say. But is there nothing that we, 
as preachers can learn from the stage? Yes, I 
think so. 

First — Theaters are built on purpose for success. 
Churches frequently are not. The most fashionable 
thing in church architecture is the Gothic style. 
Very beautiful, no doubt, but for preaching, for 
being heard, for hearing, it is not successful. A 
theater is built in such a way that everybody can 
see the stage, and every part of it is in full view; 
riot even a modern picture that violates the law 
of perspective. It is not always so in a place of 
worship. The theater is adopted for hearing in, so 
that you can hear a man whisper. The body of a 
theater is called the "auditorium'," a name showing 
what it is built for. People very seldom take ear 
trumpets to a theater. 

Second — An actor pays great attention to the 
cultivation of his voice. His success depends upon 
his being heard. Then, whatever his part is, he 
studies it. If he is going to make love he doesn't 
say "My dear." I don't think preachers take the 
same pains with their parts. When there's re- 
hearsal the manager is there. The actor does as 
he is told, and if he can't play the part he gets the 
sack. They say "He's gone off; he's off color; he 
can't do what he used to." Some preachers are like 
Dickens' cab horse that had to be kept in the 
shafts least he should fall down. Preachers must 
study their part, else the deadline will halt us with 
grim sureness. 

Third — There is an old story of a preacher who 
spoke to an actor and said: "Mr. X. how is it 
that people take so much more notice of you than 
they do of what I say? You talk to them about 
things that are false, and they seem to believe you. 
I talk about things that are true, and they seem 
to take no notice. How is it, can you tell me?" 

"Yes," said the actor. "You talk about true 
things as though they were false; I talk about false 
things as though they were true." 

The fact is, we, as preachers, are not always 
in earnest; we don't at all times feel what we say. 

Fourth — It must be borne in mind that the actor 
has the scenery to help him. It's a great help. All 
his surroundings help him to realize his part. He 
doesn't have drawing room furniture in a castle. 
It looks like a castle, with grim walls and a draw- 
bridge. In a dungeon scene they turn down the 
lights and make all look dark. Everything is done 
for effect. We can't help the want of scenery 
(though sometimes the pulpit and the rostrum 
might be spared the stimulation of a second-hand 
store) . Lacking scenery why should we not try to lift 
the imagination of the people, so that the scenery 
would be before them? It is said of George White- 
field that he was once, in one of his sermons, des- 

cribing a blind man walking on the edge of a preci- 
pice. Lord Chesterfield, who was a great critic, 
was present, and cried out: 
"My God' he's over!" 

There was no scenery, but by means of his own 
dramatic power he lifted the imagination of his 
hearers till they thought they saw the man walk- 
ing at the edge of the precipice and fall. We all 
have th dramatic instinct; it's born in us. Look 
at th little girl nursing her doll. How well she 
plays mother. Preachers too often strangle their 
dramatic instinct, or act as though it were from 
the pit. Give it fair play, be natural, don't ape 
the minister. The liturgical churches have cast 
a spurious pall over us; we have unintentionally 
allowed them to set us the top line. 

Fifth — I might, in conclusion, say actors never 
read their parts. But as that might be taken for 
a reflection upon those of my brethren who read 
well and not listlessly I will forbear presenting the 


A recent issue of the Northwestern Christian Ad- 
vocate contained an editorial on the above thought 
which bristled with timely suggestions. By ob- 
serving and being guided by the hints contained 
therein, we believe pastors blecsed with health can 
easily move "the ministerial dead line" forward a 
decade or two. The article designated the preacher 
who will be wanted when he is seventy-five as fol- 

He will look on the bright side of things as he 
moves along. 

He will be a constant reader of great books. 

He will make the Bible a daily study. 

He will be a daily sermonizer. 

He will seek, find, enjoy, and live the fullness of 
Jesus Christ for him. 

He will pay no attention to unfriendly remarks 
made concerning the way he lives and works. 

He will work hard six days of the week and find 
the seventh to rest. 

He will prepare and preach new sermons and 
fill them full of Jesus Christ. 

He will be a brotherly man among men. ' 

He will cultivate a child-like spirit, so he will 
love young life. 

He will go from house to house as God's man, 
always talking religion. 

He will make his appointment better than he 
found it. 

He will be true to all the interests of the church. 

He will never let up on doing hard work. 

He will not complain if others think him old and 
treat him as such. 

He will cultivate a happy smiling face. 

He will do his best to lead men to Jesus Christ. 

He will hold his own revivals when ever he can 
do so. 

He will study the life of Jesus Christ and preach 
from it. 

He will keep his eye on what the church is doing 
for the world and be happy over its victories. 

He will value any appointment and opportunity 
to do hard work for Jesus Christ and the world. 

He will lift up Jesus, honor the Holy Spirit, have 
faith in God, and sing as he works, "I am a child of 
a king." 

Preachers are not wanted, not because the^ wear 
out as they become old, but because they rust out. 
If, as they advance in years they become indifferent, 
slovenly, inactive, neglect to study, and fail to 
keep themselves abreast of the times and well post- 
ed in matters pertaining to the work and interests 
of the church and to the welfare of society and the 
country, they are sure to be, and they ought to be, 
"laid on the shelf" b^ the time they are fifty. It is 
for the preacher himself to say whether or not he 
will be a cheerful, efficient pastor after he passes 
that age. — Telescope. 

The secret of succes is constancy to purpose. — 

There is no excellence without great labor. — 
William Wirt. 

There is no time in life when books do not 
influence a man. — Besant. 

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. 
— Samuel Johnson. 

Never promise more than you can perform. — 
Publius Syrus. 

"He who lives content with a little, possesses 
all." — Boileau. 

"Sympathy os the safeguard of the human soul 
against selfishness." — Carlyle. 


January 5th, 1911. 

From the Field 

Reports, Etc. 

Summerfield Charge. 

The Summerfield is starting off nice- 
ly. This is our third year with these 
good people. Pisgah Church at the 
famous Guilford Battle Ground has in- 
stalled a new organ since Conference. 

We have met in board of stewards, 
held church conferences, and revised 
the rolls at several of our churches. 
Our stewards are taking time by the 
forelock. Summerfleld's first Quarter- 
ly Conference will convene at Pisgah 
Church, Wednesday January 18th„ 1911 
Preaching by Rev. R. M. Taylor the 
Presiding Elder at 11 a. m. Dinner 
at the church. We have received five 
new members since Conference. 

Our people are great Pounders. Al- 
most every church on the charge has 
remembered us in a substantial way 
since our return. Oh! how these lit- 
tle kindnesses do cheer a preacher's 
heart. God bless these good people. 

On the 10th of January, the intelli- 
gent forces of Summerfield School Dist- 
trict will do the handsome act of vot- 
ing upon themselves local taxation to 
support a High School in our midst. 

We will erect a $2500 or $3000.00 
dollar school building here during 
the spring and summer months. 

Summerfield is coming. 

Chas. P. Goode, P. C. 

Mayodan, N. C. 

December 22nd, 1910. 

An elaborate Christmas entertain- 
ment was given here last night by the 
Methodist Sunday school, being a fit- 
ting climax to a great year's work. 

Rev. Leo W. Collins, of Winston- 
Salem, who paid his old church a flying 
visit to be present at this occasion, 
pronounced it the best Christmas ser- 
vice he had ever attended. The former 
pastor was given a royal reception by 
his old friends, and the fruits of the 
year's work were visible both in the 
music and the spirit of the large Sun- 
day School which was a year ago 
only about one quarter this size. 

In one year there has been a transi- 
tion from a church practically without 
a membership to one of the strongest 
and best in the entire section, and 
its influence for good has been mar- 
velous in the community.! 

The pastor emeritus made an ad- 
dress which alternated with sparkling 
humor and pathos and was listened 
to witn rapt attention. 

A Friend. 

From Macon Circuit. 

On the 30th of November last we 
bade adieu to Danbury, Stokes County 
and a people that we have learned to 
love very dearly, because of our pleas- 
ant association with them for four 
years, and turned our faces westward, 
toward the "Land of the sky." We 
boarded the train at Barber's for Ashe- 
ville and on the train we found several 
of the brethren, with their families, al- 
so moving. So our journey was very 
pleasant and we arrived at Dillsboro 
just after dark and spent the night 
with sister Jarrett, who Knows just 
how to make a preacher's family feel 
at home. Next morning we started, in 
a hack for the parsonage in Macon 
County, where we arrived just before 
sunset to find a goodly number of the 
good people of Union and Mt. Zion 
churches to welcome us. They had 
brought in a supply of good things for 
the preacher's family and they have 
kept up a kind of protracted pounding 
keeping us supplied with many 
things ever since we have been 
here. But the greatest storm 
of all came on Christmas eve when 
about Cventy-five came in at one time, 
Brother Jacob Slagle comes in oc- 
casionally and when he comes he is 
always loaded with something good for 
the preacher's family, from Mt. Zion 
and Patton's. We find this a magni- 
ficent county and a noble people and 
we are praying, hoping, believing for 
a great work on this circuit the com- 
ing year. We have never found a 
finer people or a field of greater pos- 
sibilities. Pray for us. 

D. A. Binkley. 


Please allow me space in your valu- 
able paper to thank the good people 
of Stoneville, for their kind reception 
of us and their nice gifts presented. 
They have given us everything need- 
ful for our comfort and have thus 
made us feel welcome from the day we 
arrived here, for all of which we are 
very thankful. May our Kind Heaven- 
ly Father "bless them in basket and 
in store". Anna K. Routh. 


Having received a number of let- 
ters of inquiry from various parts of 
the country concerning reports now be- 
ing circulated as to my church rela- 
tions, etc., and feeling that it is due 
to the cause of truth, as well as to 
my own personal reputation, I seek 
onportunitv of making corrections. 

One report is, that since publishing 
ray recent booklet entitled, "The Bible 
Mode of Baptism," advertised in this 
paper some time ago, a Baptist preach- 
er has taken me to task in a three 
nights debate, and that on the third 
night he convinced me of my "error" 
and that I made confession of the same 
before tne public, joined the Baptist 
church and was immersed. 

I wish to say that any such report 
is absolutely false and utterly without 
any foundation. I have never had a 
debate with any one on the subject of 
Baptism, — not three nights nor three 
seconds, nor have I ever retracted a 
single word published in the booklet. 
Being unable to meet the argument in 
any other way, this report has been 
originated, so far as I can learn, in 
order to counteract its influence. The 
$500.00 offer is still open, and yet 
no attempt has been made to correct 
the assertion which it challenges. 

Another report is to the effect that 
that no such person (as Mahaffey) is 
known to any one in Clinton. To this 
I wish to say that I am now serving 
the third year of my second pastorate 
of the Methodist Church in this place, 
having served the same church four 
years about twenty years ago, and if 
desired, I can furnish references to 
scores of bankers, merchants, minist- 
ers and college professors throughout 
the state. It is amazing to think that 
any one, even in desperation to brace 
up a pet theory, will resort to the 
manufacture of such fabrication. 

With kindest wishes for all, I am 
Yours sinecrely, 

J. E. Mahaffey. 

Clinton, S. C, Dec. 30, 1910. 

such as Las Angeles, Spokane, Omaha, 
Denver, Kansas City, Milwaukee, St. 
Louis and Pittsburg are taking it up. 
Word has just reached this office that 
after a three months' campaign in De- 
troit, that City has been added to the 
list of Closed-Post-Offices to Sunday 

We have every reason to be thank- 
ful that the Lord of the Sabbath has 
indeed heard the cry of the oppressed 
and that relief for the toiler is in 


It is an encouraging sign of the times 
to know that the great revival held 
in New Castle, Penn., and just closed 
a few weeks ago, resulted in closing 
the Postoffice in that City on the Sab- 
bath day iu addition to bringing in 
6.785 souls into the Kingdom upon 
profession of their faith in Christ. 

The annual meeting of the Execu- 
tive Committee, Lord's Day Alliance 
of North Carolina, was held in Salis- 
bury on December 27th. Rev. W. H. 
McMaster, Ph. D., Field Secretary, met 
with the Committee and outlined the 
work for the year. The absence of 
Dr. Turrentine was very much regret- 
ted. The Committee adopted, signed 
and forwaded a petition to our Legis- 
lative Committee at Raleigh, N. C, 
in favor of an amendment to The Sab- 
bath Law, relating to Sunday amuse- 

The question of the Sixth State 
Sabbath Convention was referred to a 
sub-committee. The Field Secretary 
has been busy addressing meetings 
since the Raleigh Convention. A Un- 
ion meeting of exceptional interest was 
addressed in the Lutheran Church, Al- 
bemarle, on Christmas night, Decem- 
ber 25th, and a similar one is to be 
held in First Presbyterian Church, Con- 
cord, on the first night of the New 

Field Secretary may be addressed 
Charlotte, in care Gen. Delivery, dur- 
ing the month of January, 1911. 

W. H. . McMaster, 


Request of Bishops in their pas- 
toral address heeded, and Sunday, 
January the first, was set apart for 
special service in the interest of re- 
vivals. Our Bishop Atkins occupied 
the pulpit on that day. He preached 
a soul-stirring sermon not soon to be 
forgotten, and one which, we are sure 
will bring forth fruit. 

Our reception here has been cordial, 
and the people have treated us .very 
kindly. Many good things are said of 
my predecessor. M. F. Moores. 


Creston Circuit 

We have been graciously received 
by our people. There has not been 
many days since our arrival that we 
have not received some gift or ex- 
pression of love. And on Friday morn 
ing December the 30th, the good gifts 
began to arrive and continued all day 
until in the evening a number came 
with their buggies, baskets and boxes 
laden with good -things to eat. Truly 
we have received a gracious pounding. 

We are well situated among a kind 
generous and Christian people. 

We felt when we left the Coleridge 
charge that we would never be among 
so good people again, but we find goofl 
people here also. 

May God give strength and power to 
His servant that they may prove a 
great blessing to these good people. 

R. L. Fruit. 

ress, Mr. L. C. Caldwell spoke of the 
moral progress, while Rev. Hatold 
Turner told of the religious progress. 
All three talks were instructive and 
entertaining. The hour between 10:30 
and 11:30 was enjoyed as a social one 
and during this time refreshments 
were served by the ladies of the 
church. Rev. B. F. Hargett, the new 
pastor, presided and conducted devo- 
tional exercises. 

Because of the small audience at 
Broad Street Methodist church Sun- 
day morning, occasioned by the bad 
weather, Rev. Harold Turner postpon- 
ed his special sermon on stewardship 
until next Sunday. 

Miss Margaret Click, of Statesville, 
and Mr. J. W. Shepherd, of Winston, 
were married Tuesday morning at 10 
o'clock at the home of Miss Click's 
brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. 
D. J. Kimball. The ceremony was per- 
formed by Rev. Harold Turner. — Land- 

The Methodist people gave their 
pastor, Rev. Mr. Usry and family a 
Christmas pounding on Saturday night 
loading a large table with various 
good things to eat. — Marshall Record. 


There was a Christmas tree at West 
End Methodist Church, near Asheboro 
on Monday night ot this week. There 
was music both instrumental and vocal 
and short talks by Messrs. W. P. Wood 
and Wm. C. Hammer and Rev. C. A. 

It was a holly tree heavily laden 
with beautiful and useful presents. 
The handsome new church was crowd- 
ed to its fullest capacity with old and 
young. It was an interesting occasion. 
The exercises were conducted under 
the auspices of the Sunday School of 
that church by the active, enthusiastic 
and energetic superintendent Mr. J. E. 

This new church was completed 
within the last year and is most credit- 
able to the enterprise of those who 
built it. 

The Sunday School was organized 
about six months ago by Mr. Walker 
and the enrollment now is 96. The 
average attendance is at least fifty, 
and never less than forty. 

The Sunday School will continue the 
year round. Mr. Walker and those 
who are co-operating with him in this 
laudible undertaking deserve praise 
and thanks for their efforts. — Courier. 


Leicester Circuit gave its pastor, 
Rev. J. H. Green the greatest pound- 
ing heard of in the Waynesville dis- 
trict for year. Some sixty persons 
were present and they brought many 
valuable things. 

Dr. G. W. Grannis, Gen. Secy. Lord's 
Day Alliance U. S., writes from the 
New York office as follows: 

"Splendid progress is being made. 
Campaigns to lessen Sunday delivery 
of mail is being taken up in hundreds 
of towns. Many of the larger Cities, 


A church full of people attended the 
watch night services at Race Street 
church Saturday night and the inter- 
esting exercises were very much en- 
joyed. Mr. Z. V. Long addressed the 
congregation on our industrial prog- 

Main Street, Salisbury. 

On Thursday, December 1, 1910, I 
said good-bye to many warm friends 
at Salem Station in Stanly County 
and reached my new field, South Main 
Street Church, Salisbury, the same day- 
It was a very cold day but when,- we 
reached the parsonage we found it 
"warmed and filled", and plenty of 
warm friends to administer to any 
necessities if anything more was need- 
ed. The Ladies Aid Society and the 
Board of Stewards were represented 
had a good fire and plenty of goo 
things to eat and to spare. 

After spending one or more ver 
pleasant hours together the crowd dis 
persed leaving with us many word 
of encouragement. 

On Sunday, December 4th, I preach 
ed to a large and appreciative coi 
gregation, both morning and night, an 
I am frank to confess that I feel tha 
the lines are fallen to me in pleasan 

January 5th, 1911. 



places, and while it was a disappoint- 
ment (or perhaps a surprise) to leave 
my friends at Salem, yet I am sure 
the Lord directed all for our good and 
His glory. I feel that I am fortunate 
in getting this appointment and I am 
here where I am associated with such 
men as our J. C. Rowe and Revs. 
Parker Holymes, C. M. Short, R. D. 
Sherrill and others. I love my work 
and pray daily that God may prepare 
me to do the hest year's work that 
I have ever done. We have a loyal 
people, a good Sunday school and 
eerything seems to be in love and 

I have two very useful and helpful 
local preachers in my congregation, 
the Rev. A. L. Coburn and Rev. R. L. 

G. A. Stamper. 


I have an arrangement by which I 
can furnish the best machine on the 
market to you at a special price, and 
on easy terms. For particulars ad- 
dress: Rev. L. P. Bogle, Henrietta, 
N. C. 


— A very destructive fire occurred 
in our city on Monday evening when 
the three story building known as the 
Coble Building and one owned by Mr. 
R. L. Vernon were completely gutted. 
The buildings were occupied by James 
H. West, confectionary and restau- 
rant; I. Isaacson, clothier; and Opple- 
man and Sons, pawnbrokers, on the 
first floor. On the second floor was 
the printing establishment of Stout 
Bros., also the United States recruiting 
station. The third story was used 
/.for storage, etc. The loss on build- 
ings^and stock is said to be very heavy. 

— In the death of Maj. Joseph M. 
Morehead, which occurred in Greens- 
boro last Sunday morning the State 
loses one of its most loyal and public- 
spirited citizens. Major Morehead was 
one of the original promoters of the 
Guilford Battle Ground Association 
and for many years has labored to 
beautify the grounds and secure monu- 
ments to preserve the history of the 
mighty struggle which has made the 
Battle of Guilford Court House so 

— The General Assembly of North 
Carolina convened on Tuesday, Janu- 
ary 3rd. Mr. W. C. Dowd, of Mecklen- 
burg, was elected Speaker of the House 
and Mr. H. N. Pharr, of Mecklenburg, 
was chosen speaker pro tem. of the 
Senate. The body is getting down to 
business and it is expected that much 
important legislation will be enacted 
during the next sixty days. 


Will my dear young friends, Editors 
of the North Carolina Christian Ad- 
vocate, indulge with an older brother 
and an old friend in what I mean to 
be a good use of this rainy Sunday — 
the first Sunday of the new year? I 
do well to call myself an old friend 
of the Advocate's accomplished edi- 
tors. Many's the time I have been 
graciously and generously entertained 
at the home of the Editor's parents 
near Blair's School-house in Caldwell 
County. In those days I was one of 
the faculty of the Davenport Female 
College, and frequently preached along 
with the pastor (the father — the honor- 
ed father of the able editor of our 
Nashville Advocate), yes, sometimes 
along with him, and sometimes in his 
absence, at this same Blair's School 
house, used in those days as a neigh- 
borhood academy and also a preach- 
ing place for the Methodists. I was 

generally entertained at the Blair 
home. How kind, how fatherly, how 
motherly — they were to me in those 
days! Never since the blessed Savior 
said of himself, "the foxes have holes 
and the birds of the air have nests, 
but the Son of Man hath not where 
to' lay his head," never since His day, 
or, to put it a little differently, from 
his day till ours, never has there been 
a church of preacher's homes such as 
itinerant Methodism has obliged and 
afforded. Oh! how frequently have I 
tested the truth of my claim. 

And then the Junior Editor is of 
my own kith and kin; and I am so 
glad he is. His mother and mine 
were married, at greatly different 
dates, from the same home there at 
Lincolnton. Our grandparents (Rev. 
and Mrs. Samuel Lauder) — ; but I 
must stop this errant pencil. I start- 
ed to write in a general way of how 
much the South Carolina Conference 
owes to North Carolina in the men 
who have made our history (or have 
helped to make our history) illustrious. 
I won't hunt up records. I simply 
draw out from the abundant stores of 
a grateful memory a few names. There 
were the McPherson brothers — Mal- 
colm and Angus, and the doughty 
Charles Betts, and that knightly old 
gentleman, Wm. M. Kennedy, and 
James and A. G. Stacy — uncle and 
nephew, and Alexius M. Foster (teach- 
er and preacher), and W. A. McSwain, 
a man of great natural gifts and of 
high attainments, and Laban Aberne- 
thy (who lives in many lives), and 
William Barringer, and Geo. W. Ivey 
(they transferred to North Carolina 
in a change of Conference boundaries), 
and Albert M. Shipp and Samuel 
Lander, whose work for Christian Edu- 
cation in South Carolina meant a great 
deal and means a great deal for South 
Carolina . and South Carolina Metho- 
dism. Ex pede Herculem. These are 
specimens — fine specimens — of the 
good men (there were many of 
them) from North Carolina who 
wrought faithfully and well in our 

' And now, dear Editors, I come to 
ask a favor. It is simply this, that 
you publish in the columns of your 
excellent Advocate a memoir prepared 
by me for the late session of the 
South Carolina Conference, held here 
in Charleston early in last December. 
I think I may claim that the wisdom 
of my request, or at least the pro- 
priety of it, will be apparent to North 
Carolinians and North Carolina Metho- 

Samuel A. Weber. 
Charleston, S. C, Jan. 1, 1911. 


Five of us left Wofford College in 
1859 to join the South Carolina Con- 
ference. Three, L. C. Weaver, A. J. 
Stokes, and J. W. Humbert, joined in 
1859; the writer three years later; and 
Andrew Jackson Stafford at Sumter, 
December, 1863. Weaver died early. 
His memoir was read at the session of 
the Conference Stafford joined. Hum- 
bert and Stokes survived many years 
— faithful, godly men — and only re- 
cently answered each his last roll 
call. And now Stafford has gone to 
join our classmates, and I • am left 
alone to mourn their departure, and 
unhesitatingly and without the slight- 
est affectation, to declare my utmost 
confidence in their beautiful, fragrant 
and fruitful lives. 

When my lovely and sainted friend 
and I realized a few years ago that 
we were . the survivors of our college 
class in the Conference, it was agreed 
between us that the survivor should 
prepare for this body the memoir of 
the first deceased. I knew him for 

fifty-four years and more, and I can 
say of him, as I look back over more 
than half a century of close acquaint- 
ance and fellowship, what he could 
not have said of me, namely, that if 
he had faults and blemishes, I did not 
detect them while he was living, nor 
do I remember them now that he is 
dead. When I apply the two adjec- 
tives, "blameless and harmless" (Phil, 
ii. 15), to our dear Brother Stafford, 
it will occasion no surprise or embar- 
rassment here among his bereaved 
brethen, or will it whenever or wher- 
ever this memoir may be read. He 
was born in Rutherford County, 
North Carolina, March 6, 1834, and at 
his death was in two or three days 
of his 76th bithday. He was of Scotch- 
Irish descent through his mother, Miss 
Sarah L. Wallace, who was a devout 
and exemplary Presbyterian. His 
father, who was a man of strong native 
intellect and irreproachable moral 
character, was a Baptist. Young Staf- 
ford was early brought under the in- 
fluence of Mefchodism through the min- 
istry of Rev. P. F. Kistler, of the 
South Carolina Conference; and also 
that of Rev. Ben Hamilton, a local 
preacher of great ability, who at one 
time was a member of this body (18- 
38-1844). They found the ambitious 
young student fighting against great 
odds up there in Piedmont North Caro- 
lina to get an education, and took him 
by the hand in the name of Christ and 
of Methodism. His father dying when 
he was twelve years old, he, the oldest 
of seven children, was forced to leave 
school and after that for about ten 
years 4o continue his studies at home 
while helping to maintain the family, 
who were in moderate pecuniary cir- 
cumstances. He continued his studies 
however, up to respectable attainments 
in the higher mathematics and Latin, 
until he (a young local preacher) en- 
tered irregular classes in Wofford Col- 
lege in 1855. His first thought was 
to study some English and some He- 
brew and some theology under Dr. 
Wightman, the president of the col- 
lege, and Dr. H. Baer, in charge of the 
preparatory department, and, within a 
year, say, enter the South Carolina 
Conference on probation. Before he 
was at college a year, he gave up this 
plan and settled down to the very hard- 
est kind of work. He finished in three 
years what it takes the average man 
four years to accomplish, and stood 
among the first men of the class on 
commencement day. Here is your true 
hero — the modest, industrious, pale- 
faced student, moving quietly along 
day by day to a late hour of the night. 
He couldn't enter the Conference im- 
mediately after his graduation. He 
was compelled to teach a while to 
pay in part for the education that had 
cost him such painful effort. Just 
then the war came on. He entered the 
Conference in the darkest time of that 
dark period. He wore a gray uniform 
at the time of his entrance. His ap- 
pointment for . two years was "in the 
army". He went into the service as 
a chaplain; came out as a private. 
He made the change from office to the 
ranks for conscientious reasons and to 
preserve his self-respect. It was just 
like Stafford to go to the iront and to 
quit only when Lee surrendered at 
Appomattox, and after that to say very 
little about it. A true Southron he! 
At the close of the war he went into 
regular pastoral work, and, with the 
exception of one year, when he was a 
professor in the Columbia Female Col- 
lege, he continued a pastor till be was 
superannuated at Chester in 1899. He 
served fifteen charges, two of them 
twice. The records show that all the 
interests of the charges he served were 
carefully looked after. The collections 
were generally increased under his 

administration. In nearly every in- 
stance there were additions to the 
membership — sometimes quite a num- 
ber. Two churches and two parson- 
ages were built through his agency 
and under his oversight. It is a 
simple record. Nothing spectacular- 
only intelligent, faithful, conscien- 
tious, hard work. He did what he could 
and as well as he could. In all his 
various fields the people gladly real- 
ized that they had in their midst, in 
their parsonage, in the pulpit, a cul- 
tured, Christian gentleman. He was 
gentle. He was a man. A sympathet- 
ic, honorable, high-toned, utterly trust- 
worthy, Christian gentleman. He mar- 
ried the sweetheart of his early man- 
hood, Miss Parthenia Beverly, of 
Wadesboro, N. C, in 1868. They were 
congenially mated in mind, manners, 
and religion. They lived together 
nearly forty-two years, and were child- 
less. I was with my friend less than 
a fortnight before his death, which 
was followed in a few days by the 
death of his wife, whose memoir will 
be read at this service. Surely, sure- 
ly, I must be a better man from the 
experience of my last short visit to 
his home — the place seemed nigh 
onto the verge of heaven. They lie 
buried at Wadesboro, Mrs. Staf- 
ford's girlhood home. Their modest 
estate goes to his alma mater. Glad 
am I that the name of Stafford, along 
with that of James H. Carlisle, will 
ever hereafter be associated with Wof- 
ford College in the history of the 
South Carolina Conference! 

S. A. Weber. 


Teach me thy blessed will, dear Lord, 

Reveal thyself to me; 
And walking daily in thy steps, 

May I thy glory see. 

My feeble footsteps falter, Lord, 
My heart is filled with fear, 

And doubts arise on every side, 
And heavy is the cross I bear. 

Conform my will with thine, dear Lord, 
And make my will thine own; 

O, lead me in the perfect way 
That leads me to thy throne. 

So trusting thee from day to day, 

And doing thy blest will 
Bid those my sorrows flee away 

This restless heart, be still. 

Mrs. Robt. C. Stevens. 


An old teacher was once taking a 
walk through a forest with a scholar 
by his side. The old man suddenly 
stopped and pointed to four plants 
close at hand. The first was just be- 
ginning to peep above the ground, and 
the second had rooted itself pretty 
well into the earth, the third was a 
small shrub, while the fourth and last 
fas a full sized tree. The tutor said 
to his young companion: 

"Pull up the first." 

The boy easily pulled it up with his 

"Now pull up the second." 

The youth obeyed, but not so easliy. 

"And now the third." 

The boy had to put forth all his 
strength and use both arms before he 
succeeded in uprooting it. 

"And now," said the master, "try 
your hand upon the fourth." 

But lo! the trunk of the tall tree, 
grasped in the- arms of the youth, 
hardly shook its leaves. 

"This, my son, is just what happens 
with your bad habits. When they are 
young we can cast them out readily, 
but only divine power can uproot them 
when they are old." — Young People's 



January 5th, 1911. 

The Epworth League 

Eoitob of League Columns 
Miss Blanche Johnson 
435 Walkeb Avenue, Greensboro, N. C. 

FUND. • 

Conference Cabinet 

President, Rev. R. E. Atkinson, David- 
son, N. C; Vice-President, Rev. D. J. 
Miller, Asheville, N. C. ; Secretary, Rev. 
O. P. Ader, High Point, N. C; Treas- 
urer, Rev. G. G. Harley, Asheville, N. C. ; 
Junior Superintendent, Miss John Starr, 
Greensboro, N. C. 

District Secretaries 

Asheville, Rev. G. G. Harley, Asheville. 
Charlotte, Rev. W. O. Goode, Charlotte. 
Franklin, Rev. L. D. Thompson, Andrews. 
Greenshoro, Miss John Starr, Greensboro. 
Morganton, Prof. I. B. McKay, 

Rutherford College. 
Mt. Airy, Rev. Z. Paris, North Wilkesboro. 
Statesville, T. E. Lothery. Davidson. 
Salisbury, Rev. E. M. Avett, Jackson Hill. 
Shelby, Rev. J. F. Armstrong, 

Ressempr Citv. 
Waynesville. Rev. C. S. Kirkpatriok, 


Winston, Prof. H. A. Hayes, 

Winston -Salem. 


Subscribed to date. 


Leagues all over Southern Method- 
ism are responding nobly to the many 
calls that are being made for special 
offerings to meet the needs of the vari- 
ous State and Conference organiza- 
tions. From an exchange we note the 
following activities among some of 
our sister League organizations: 

The Leagues of the Texas State 
Conference have been called upon by 
the Epworth League board of Trustees 
to raise the sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars by a popular subscription of one 
dollar per member to lift the indebted- 
ness on the Assembly grounds at Ep- 
worth and for the further improve- 
ment and development of the magnifi- 
cnt plant. This will be known as the 
"Allan Ragsdale Memorial" and is 
unique in that it is done as a testi- 
monial to Mr. Allan K. Ragsdale who 
is the faithful and efficient president 
of the organization. Texas Leaguers 
believing that it is fitting that his 
services should be so honored while 
he is yet alive and among them. 

The South Georgia Leagues are plan- 
ning to build a five thousand dollar 
structure at the South Georgia onfer- 
ence Orphanage at Macon as a me- 
morial to their late president, E. Pren- 
tiss Peabody. The Alabama Advocate 
commenting on this undertaking says 
that it is a fitting monument to the 
great-hearted worker, and will be an 
honor to the Leaguers doing it. 

At a recent meeting of the South 
Alabama Conference Epworth League 
Cabinet Miss Lucy B. Cryer was chos- 
en field Secretary for the coming year. 
The Conference is taking a big step 
forward in this and they may reasona- 
bly expect great results from her la- 

From the Dallas News we note that 
the Epworth League Assembly of the 
East and West Conferences of Okla- 
homa has signed a contract with J. D. 
Ramsey accepting as a free offering 
land at Sulphur, Okla. The ground 
will be put in readiness for next Sum- 
mer's State Encampment. 

Many other news items have been 
cited in these columns from time to 
time that tends to show how Leaguers 
everywhere are "up and doing". May 
we not learn the beauty of service 
from these older League organizations 
and do something in our own Confer- 
ence that will be worthy of the name 
of "Epworth League Work"? 

The fact that the various League 
Chapters are slow in reporting the 
amount they wish to contribute to 
this fund might prove somewhat dis- 
heartening were it not that we believe 
in our young people, and realize that 
this is our first undertaking and some 
time must elapse before its importance 
is fully understood. Some of our plans 
in connection with this work have 
failed and the cause may have suffered 
thereby but through no fault of our 
members. We are yet expecting 
great things. We have no reason to 
believe that we will be disappointed. 

The older members of our Metho- 
dist church had practically no system- 
atic training for working in the church. 
But today we by means of the Ep- 
worth League have every advantage 
that training, backed by the grace of 
God, can give. Our opportunities are 
as far ahead of that of our fathers, 
as the modern linotype is over the 
old hand press, or the throbbing, puls- 
ing electric car over the slowly plod- 
ding horse car. — Dr. Hamilton. 

In our League work we study the 
fundamental doctrines of our own 
church, its history, polity, creed and 
hopes. Not only this, the theoretical 
part, but we are trained in the actual 
practice of the doctrine we profess. 

The process of training is the real 
reason why the Leaguers make the 
most efficient church workers. Often 
we hear the older members of the 
church regret the fact that there was 
no Epworth League and very few Sun- 
day schools when they were growing 
up. Are they not efficient workers? 
Indeed they are — these gray-haired 
veterans of the cross have been and 
are yet in the very forefront of the 
battle. But how much more efficient 
work could they have done, and how 
much more rapidly would the cause of 
Christ have been advanced if they 
had been blessed with the schools of 
church training that we have. All 
honor to them, and their work. We 
have a rich heritage in their lives in 
their battles bravely fought and won; 
in their triumphant songs of praise 
and in their shouts of victory over 
death. But so far as opportunity for 
well trained, efficient service is con- 
cerned, we are so far in advance of 
them as the incandescent lamp over 
the tallow dip. — Dr. E. C. Hamilton. 


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January 5th, 1911. 



Our Little Folks 


"Now what is that noise?" said the 

glad New Year, 
"Now what is that singular sound I 


As if all the paper in all the world 
Were rattled and shaken and twisted 
and twirled." 

"O, that," said the jolly old Earth, 

"is the noise 
Of all my children, both girls and boys, 
A-turning over their leaves so new, 
And all to do honor, New Year, to 


What the New Leaves Said. 

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— Laura E. Richards. 


"I noted down a new game for you 
last night," said Aunt Ruth. "Do you 
want to try it?" 

"Don't we!" chorused the four. 

"Aren't we always more than ready 
for one of your games?" cried Carl. 

"I have called it hungry beggars," 
Aunt Ruth began. 

"That sounds interesting," put in 
Bertha, "if people are only generous." 

"I will begin," her aunt went on, 
"by begging a letter from my right- 
hand neighbor, and you will soon see 
how it goes. We will take an easy 
word first. Carl, I have a bead that 
I want to change into something to 
eat. If you will give me th , right let- 
ter I can do it." 

"Oh, an r will make it into bread!" 

"Thank you. That is the letter I 
need, and giving me one entitles you to 
geg a letter of your right-hand neigh- 
bor. Think of some article of food 
that with the omission of a letter will 
make a different word. You will soon 
catch on, and the words will come 
flying to you." 

"Why can't we use the anagram let- 
ters?" asked Alice. "We could make 
them easily with them." 

"You can if you like, though it is 
better practise this way." 

Norton ran for the letters, while 
Carl, who was always over-eager . to 
begin, said to Bertha: 

"O lady, I'm awful hungry! Will 
you please give me a letter that will 
change my mare into something to 

"Dear me, Mr. Beggar, I'd like to," 
said Bertha, laughing, "but I'm afraid 
I can't. What can it be?" 

Norton came back with the box of 
letters, and began picking out m-a-r-e. 
Before Bertha had gained anything by 
her mental shifting, he cried out glee- 
fully, "Oh, I know!" clapping a band' 
over his letters that the rest might 
not see. 

"All right," returned his sister, good- 
naturedly, "let's have it. 

"No, no. I'll wait," he answered. 

But Bertha declared that she could 
never guess it, and begged him to tell. 

"Don't you want a c?" Norton asked 


"Then you can make cream," said 
Norton. "Oh, this is fun!" 

Bertha's turn passed to Norton, be- 
cause she had not given the letter. 

"Why, I don't know what to beg for!" 
he exclaimed. "I haven't anything 
thought up!" 

Everybody laughed, and finally, as 
he could not avail himself of the turn 
he had won, it passed to Alice, who 
sat on Bertha's right hand. 

She addressed her mother: 

"Please will you give me a letter 
that will turn my rags into something 
nice to eat?" 

Even Aunt Ruth scowled for a min- 
ute over this word. Then her face 
brightened. But Mrs. Chapin shook 
her head. 

"I shall have to get used to this," 
she said. 

She could not guess it, and turned 
to Norton, who was busy with his 

"Oh, I can't!" he cried. "I'm trying 
to get a word or myself, so I won't 
lose another turn.' 

So Aunt Ruth had to give it. "Will 
a u do, to make sugar?" she said, smil- 

"Of course it will," said Alice. 

It was Aunt Ruth's turn again. 

"I have some prints," she said, "that 
I can turn into some vegetables, if you 
will only give me a letter to put with 

"Prints into vegetables, " mused Carl. 
"Potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, radishes, 
parsnips, turnips — -oh, you want a u 
to make some turnips?" 

"That is just what I want," Aunt 
Ruth replied. 

"Well, kind lady," and Carl turned 
to Bertha, "will you please give me a 
letter that will change some warts 
and briers that I have no use for into 
delicious fruit?" 

"Warts and briers!" echoed Betha, 
looking puzzled. "Is the fruit just one 

"Only one — and it's what you especi- 
ally like," he added. 

She thought a minute. "Oh, I know!" 
she cried. "I'll give you an e, and 
you can make strawberries!" 

As Norton had missed again, his 
turn passed to Aunt Ruth. She beg- 
ged a letter that should convert her 
groans into fine fruit. 

"It's the first time you ever had 
any groans, I guess," said Carl, laugh- 
ing, "and I don't wonder you want 
to get rid of them. But I'm afraid 
I can't help you." 

. "There's papa!" cried Alice, running 
to open the door. She took a big paper 
bag from his hands. "What have you 
got?" she queried, and peeped in. "Oh, 

Carl's scowl vanished. "I think," 
he said to Aunt Ruth, "that what you 
need is an e." 

She gave him a smiling nod. 

"But what's the word?" 

"Oranges!" shouted Norton, joyfully. 
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January 6th, 1911. 

Woman's F. M. Society 

Conducted by Mrs. L. W. Crawford, W inston-Salem, N. C. 


(We regret that the "greetings of 
the season" from our new beloved 
missionary came too late for the Christ- 
mas number of the Advocate, but we 
are sure they will be received just as 
gratefully for the new year.) 

2a Humboldt No. 15, 

Mexico, D. F. 
The Members of the Missionary So- 
cieties, Western North Carolina Con- 

My dear Friends: — The greetings of 
the season to each one of you! May 
it be a time of joy and blessings for 

How different are your surroundings 
and conditions from ours in Mexico! 
"It is not quite a Christmas here with 

this unclouded sky, 
This pure, transparent atmosphere, 

this sun mid-heaven high; 
To see the rose upon the bush, young 

leaves upon the trees, 
And hear the forest's summer hush or 

the low hum of bees." 
Nothing looks like Christmas except- 
the two snow-capped mountains in the 

Mexicans call Christmas "La Na- 
tividad". It is observed quite differ- 
ently from the way in which you are 
celebrating the occasion. Ceremonies 
are held in the Catholic churches and 
homes on the night of the fifteenth 
when images of Joseph and Mary are 
carried in procession followed by the 
worshippers with lighted candles. This 
service represents the journey to Beth- 
lehem, and it is repeated every night 
until the twenty-fourth. In the homes 
the ceremony is usually followed by a 
dance and the serving of candy and 
sweets. On Christmas Eve, the cere- 
mony continues until mid-night, when 
the image of the Baby Jesus is brought 
in, mid much rejoicing and merry-mak- 
ing. Then the ceremonies cease un- 
til Twelfth Night, January, sixth, at 
which time services are held to cele- 
brate the visit of the wise men. It 
is called the "Night of the Three 
Kings". The greatest feasts of the 
season are given at this time and 
gifts are exchanged. In their dances, 
they represent waking the Baby Jesus 
and rocking him in his cradle. 

During these days, there are many 
booths around the Alameda, where are 
sold all kinds of little images and 
trinkets that you could imagine and 
more that you could not imagine. 

On account of the emblems and the 
ceremonies we wonder sometimes if 
the children do not have the idea that 
Jesus is sometimes a kind of a doll? 
Nevertheless, I am glad to tell you 
that in our mission schools, we are 
trying to teach the children the true 
meaning of Christmas and the best 
way to observe the occasion. The 
beautiful story of the first Christmas 
is told in the class rooms and suitable 
exercises given and the children 
thoroughly enjoy it. We trust that 
they carry home many messages to 
their parents. 

The kindergarten class has prepar- 
ed a beautiful program and will tell by 
means of songs, recitations, drills, etc., 
the story of the Babe of Bethlehem, 
in a sweet and effective way. 

There are thirty-seven boarding 
girls. Most of them are poor and 
•would not receive much in their homes. 
The missionaries and teachers are do- 
ing all they can to make the hearts 
of these girls glad. A Sunday school 
in Danville, Va., sent a sum of money 

to be expended for these girls. An- 
other gift came from Mississippi for 
them also.. 

In our work we have a higher object 
than giving pleasure. We are trying 
to induce our girls to look to Jesus 
as the Giver of all their blessings and 
to open their hearts to his love. 

Those of you who are helping to 
support scholarships here in Mary . 
Keener Institute, will be glad to know 
that your girls are doing good work 
and the teachers speak encouragingly 
of each one of them. 

Revival meetings are being held in 
our church and our boarding pupils 
are taken every night. Some of them 
have expressed a desire to be saved 
and we hope you will join us in pray- 
ing for their conversion. When they 
have been reared as Catholics it is 
very difficult for them to give up their 
beliefs and superstitions. 

One of the favorite songs is "the 
King's Business", and it is sung at 
almost every service. It has become 
as dear to me in Spanish now as it 
is in English. 

The pastor had awakened a revival 
spirit before the series of meetings 
began. One Sunday night, while he 
was preaching, a man rose and walked 
to the front of the pulpit. The pastor 
paused a moment to ascertain the 
man's wishes. The man said "I want 
to be baptized and join the church", 
and stood there until the preacher 
finished his sermon. An invitation 
was then given for others to come and 
seven more went forward. 

We have a fine Sunday school and 
much larger attendance than last year. 
Our Kindergarten teacher has organiz- 
ed a class of the youngest ones into 
a kindergarten class and is teaching 
their baby lips to say many Bible 
verses which we hope will influence 
their whole lives. 

I wish you might visit our Chinese 
Sunday school some Sunday after- 
noon. It is held in the chapel of our 
school. Our principal, Miss Case, is 
superintendent of the Sunday school. 
She gives a Bible lesson in Spanish 
and one of the Chinamen, interprets it 
in Chinese. After that the school 
separates into classes which are taught 
in English or Spanish by the mission- 
ary teachers and our older girls. Miss 
Case teaches the most advanced ones 
in the Bible. Last Sunday when I 
glanced up from my class a moment, 
my eyes never met a more eager look- 
ing class as the half-dozen Chinamen 
grouped around Miss Case, asjring 
questions and drinking in every word 
she said. 

We have much for which to be 
encouraged and thankful in our work 
and I could not desire a better place 
to work for my Lord. 

Of course you have heard and read 
much about the revolutionary spirit in 
Mexico, but thus far we have been 
safe and our work has not been dis- 
turbed. We missionaries feel that we 
are indeed upon the "King's business" 
and we are trusting the King to take 
care of us. 

Our faculty is composed of lovely, 
Christian teachers and the home life 
in the school is very sweet. We are 
all very much devoted to our prin- 
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I am very grateful to those who 
have written to me and wish I had 
time to write each ene a personal 
message. If you knew how much good 
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-Mrs. W. L. Nicholson, FJilor, Charlotte, N. C. 


Ring out, wild, bells to the wild sky, 
The flying cloud, the frosty light: 
The year is dying in the night; 
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. 

Ring out the old, ring in the new, 
Ring, happy bells, across the snow: 
The year is going, let him go; 
Ring out the false, ring in the true. 

Bfing out the grief that saps the mind 
For those that here we see no more; 
Ring out the feud of rich and poor, 
Ring in redress to all mankind. 

Ring out a slowly dying cause, 
And ancient forms of party strife; 
Ring in the nobler modes of life, 
With sweeter 'manners; purer laws. 

Ring out old shapes of foul disease; 
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; 
Ring out the thousand wars of old, 
Ring in the thousand years of peace. 

Ring in the valiant man and free, 
The larger heart, the' kindlier hand; 
Ring out the darkness of the land; 
Ring in the Christ that is to be. 

— Tennyson. 

Her intense love for these beautiful 
weirds of Tennyson is the editor's only 
apology for using them a second time 
at ; the New Year. Her prayer goes 
with them and tne hope . that the Home 
Mission women of this Conference may 
help in "ringing out" griefs, feuds, 
disease and other ills and "ringing in" 
the valiant man and free and 'above 
allf "Ring in the Christ that is to be." 

MS* dear fellow-workers : 

As I sit over the dying embers of 
fii§? on this evening and listen to the 
b^pe,- - 1 am- reminded that the New 
Yfear is at the threshold. It comes 
laden with new opportunities for the 
already successful aad the privilege of 
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dawn of time in living out life's little 
day, man has longed for some endur- 
ing memento of himself which should 
remain when his place should know 
him no more, but human ingenuity 
has devtsed nothing, the God-given 
task of work is the only abiding monu- 

And dear friend, much as we may 
talk about the "beauty of service" or 
work, let us not forget there is like- 
wise sacrifice in service. It is this 
wh.ich makes it more worth while, 
things that .cost us nothing are seldom 
of any value. And then there is the 
"reward of service", but unlike com- 
pensation in material things, the re- 
ward of service is more service. But 
with this there comes the larger op- 
portunity also. It is the opportunity 
which the New Year brings for work 
that has moved me to write to you at 
all. May I not quote from the pen 
of °a gifted woman who has taken, a 
large 1 part in all the philanthropic 
movements in America, she said this; 
"Work is practically inclusive of every 
force of life; since every real worker 
puts into it .all- that is . most .distinc- 
tive in her nature. The moral, quality 
contributes sincerity: the intellectual 
quality gives order, clearness and 
grasp : of thought, the artistic quality 
is .|e,en. ( V liv . proportion,; the . spiritual 

quality is revealed in depths of insight 
and scope of relationship." So all 
hail to the tasks that await us held 
in the hand of the new year 1911. 
May we meet them with joy and may 
they find us prepared with the earnest- 
ness and fidelity which distinguishes 
the faithful from the unfaithful ser- 

And speaking of our work let us 
not forget the part we have in the 
work of the Woman's Home Mission 
Society. And in extending to you a 
happy new year's greeting. I find no 
greater pleasure than in giving to 
you the following letter from Mrs. 
James Atkins, our new Conference 
Corresponding Secretary. Read her 
words carefully, prayerfully shall I 
not also say? Truly has she said 
in regard to giving "We must recon- 
struct both the theory and act of 
giving." You remember the Corinth- 
ian Church gave willingly after "they 
first gave themselves to the Lord". 
And so let us give ourselves anew to 
the Lord at this the beginning. Then 
will we be ready to "work together" 
with him in knowledge, zeal, and love. 
And being thus in perfect accord with 
Him we can give to our Conference 
officers such aid as will encourage 
them in the large undertakings and 
responsibilities which are theirs. 

And so with the new year's greet- 
ing, dear sisters, may I not beg you 
to give heed to this message of love 
and exhortation from our Secretary. 
Effie Squires Nicholson. 

--WheTt 3 - entering again into official 
relations with the Woman's Home Mis- 
sion Society of the Western North 
Carolina Conference, I recall that 
Christ said "First the blade and then 
the ear, then the full corn in the ear." 

We are told that the traveler on 
Mount Rigi receives from his guide 
a bit of rose colored glass through 
which the clouds glow and fame. Un- 
fortunately a score of years ago there 
was, in this work, no guide to pre- 
sent the rosy bit of glass, but the 
clouds were abundant. Before the first 
discouragements were overpast, some 
new legislation by the General Con- 
ference at Baltimore in 1898 led to 
antagonisms which further increased 
our perplexities. The legislation prov- 
ed to be wise and helpful, but the 
untempered opposition to it, brought 
our Society close to the gates of death. 
It did not die, however, became a di- 
vine life principle was embodied in it, 
that principle of benevolence that led 
our divine Lord to descend and walk 
our lowly paths. The growth and pros- 
perity of the Society from that time 
to this, has been greater than those 
who have come into recent relations 
to it are -likely to think. For the pres- 
ent status and outlook I thank God 
and take courage. 

I realize that in consenting to take 
the office of Corresponding Secretary, 
recently .held by Mrs. Ross, I have 
accepted no small task but remember- 
ing "that they that wait upon the 
Lord shall renew their strength. He 
giveth power to the faint, and to them 
that have no might he increasetlh 
strength." I shall work and watch 
" for the fulfillment- of this promise. 

To each of the District Secretaries 
I have already written, and the litera- 
ture has been sent to the President 
of each Auxiliary, . For the month of 
January, the "Year Book" takes the 
place of the usual leaflet. This year 
book ought to be in .the possession 

of every woman of our church. It 
contains a complete programme for 
both the Foreign and Home meetings 
for each month in the year and can 
be had for the small sum of five cents. 
Send your orders to Mrs. A. L. Mar- 
shall, Nashville, Tenn. Much labor 
has been expended in its production 
and no member of either society can 
afford to go through the year with- 
out it. 

In recording the reports for the 
quarter just ended, I was impressed 
with the need of organization among 
our young people. Will it not be 
possible for us to interest our young 
women and girls in a work that pre- 
sents so many lives of service? Oh, 
that we might bring them to realize 
the truth th'ere is no real happiness 
apart from the consciousness of use- 
fulness. Too "much emphasis cannot 
be laid on enlisting new members. A 
proper ideal as to what the auxiliary 
itself exists for is essential to success- 
ful extension. Our women need to 
those who are not members, and 
realize that they have a ministry to 
that one of the most efficient means 
of doing good is to use their influence 
to bring their friends within range of 
the same blessings, which they them- 
selves enjoy. This involves immediate- 
ly a consideration of the estimate in 
which the personnel and work of the 
auxiliary are held by the members. 
If a member fails to realize both en- 
joyment and benefit, she can not and 
will not be a good worker for the 
numerical upbuilding of the auxiliary. 
The points involved in meeting these 
conditions are various, but they are 
chiefly contained within two general 
elements. (1) The personality and 
popularity of the President and other 
officers; (2) the nature of work done 
by the auxiliary. It is worth while 
however, to give the most painstak- 
ing care to secondary matters such as 
the devotional exercises and the so- 
cial occasions, both of which are now 
regarded as necessary to any success- 
ful and popular religious order. 

After much thought and prayer I 
am led to say that I believe there is 
something radically wrong in the mat- 
ter and measure of our giving. We 
must reconstruct both the theory and 
act of giving. Whatever is done in 
His name is divine. Let us give what 
we can, when we can, where we can, 
but give cheerfully, nobly as a disciple 
God's way is not that many be eased 
and a few burdened. It is bud alike 
for the many and the few. His plan 
is that there be equality; that is a 
sharing of responsibility according 
to our ability. We need to apprehend 
the beauty of giving. The woman who 
learns to give in the right spirit for- 
gets all about the duty in the privilege 
and the absence of life's necessities 
would bring no such distress as to be 
cut off from this luxury. 

The beginning of our Fiscal year, 
by a recent ruling of the Board of 
Missions, on the first of January fur- 
nishes the opportunity for an imme- 
diate and enthusiastic campaign for 
members. Let us take advantage of 
the uplift that comes with the resolves 
of the New Year to forward all the 
interests of Missions. May we gather 
our dimes till the mites make the mil- 
lions; scatter our tracts till the knowl- 
edge of the facts relative to our needs 
and progress permeate the highest 
and lowliest homes. The Lord is with 
us. May he give us yet more abund- 
ant grace and wisdom and success. 

Mrs. James Atkins. 


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January 5th, 1911. 

The Sunday School Lesson 

JANUARY 8th, 1911. 


I. Kings 12:25-33. 

Golden Text. — Thou shalt not make 
thee a. graven image. 


The Building of a Habitation. — 

"Then Jeroboam built Shechem, * * 
and he went out from thence and built 
Penuel." He had need, great need, of 
making his kingdom into a home king- 
dom. At the time of the great separa- 
tion, Isarael was a loose aggregation 
of communities. In the South, the tribe 
of Judah dominated the kingdom; the 
population was homogeneous, and its 
interest." - were similar. In the North 
Ephraim, the leading tribe, shared its 
influence with others Diversities of 
occupations kept the people apart The 
natural divisions of the land, like the 
plain of Estraelon and the rugged val- 
ley of the Jordan, had the same re- 
sult. Again, Jeroboam had been raised 
to the throne from the ranks of the 
people, he had none of the prestige 
of an ancient, royal line. Hence a 
tremendous problem confronted him. 
This problem was the unification of 
his "kingdom" so that the new ruler 
would really deserve the name <ot 
king, and that his country would have 
to withstand the many hostile forces. 
Jeroboam took two steps which are 
interesting and very significant. He 
sought to establish his kingdom by 
the fortificaton of cities and by the 
institution of a national, religious cult. 
First he recognized the necessity of 
well-establshed cities. So he fortified 
his capital, Shechem, on the west of 
the Jordan, and later built Penuel, on 
the east of the river. These steps 
were an absolute necessity, of course. 
Would that we could see the same 
necessity in our defense of the spirit- 
ual Israel! It is not enough, in a 
glorious burst of patriotic pride to 
defy the tyrant and to declare emanci- 
pation from the yoke of bondage. It 
is not enough to escape the thraldom 
of sin to be free from the tempter's 
power. The urgent necessity remains 
to "build Shechem and Penuel." We 
must establish our habitations in the 
land of the free. We must fortify our 
strongholds, and seek out the weak 
places that may be the first to suffer 
assault. The building of an empire 
and the establishment of Christian 
character are analogous at many 
points. They are both heroic ventures, 
and require for their successful ac- 
complishment the pledge of arms and 

The Passion for God. — But no sooner 
had Jeroboam made secure his cities 
than he discovered that something 
more strong and enduring than stone 
walls were required to prevent the 
early break up of his new-formed king- 
dom. "Jeroboam said in his heart, 
Now will the kingdom return to the 
house of David." The fingers of the 
ruler were on the pulse of his king- 
dom, and he felt there the throb of 
an emotion more profound than patriot- 
ism, or loyalty, or. fear, or hate. It 
was the turning of a people to its 
ancestral place of worship. It was 
the heart of the nation speaking its 
inmost longings in spite of terror, of 
wrongs, and of bitter memories. Truly 
the religious feelings issue from the 
most ancient of instincts. Religious 

aspirations are bound up with the pimal 
emotions and desires of the human 
heart. Jeroboam found that he could 
not dis-regard these deep-seated long- 
ings. Outward defenses were needed 
to resist attack, but the inward har- 
mony that comes from the conscious 
presence of God was far more urgent 
and compelling. 

Childhood Memories. — History is full 
of illustrations of the binding power 
of early memories. The people of 
Israel, when children, had been taken 
up to the holy hill, and they had 
been taught there alone to worship the 
great God, the Defender of His chosen 
people. Now their hearts turn again 
to this holy place, for them the very 
center of all their faith and hope, the 
place where God had ever met with 
them. No wonder that the divided 
tribes grew homesick! 

"A Young and Tender Thing." — The 
wisdom of the ages has revealed the 
great and simple truth that childhood 
and youth are the real reasons of edu- 
cation. The power of early impres- 
sions is a wonderful and yet a tragic 
thing. Four hundred years before 
Christ Plato knew the importance and 
the divine responsibility of these early 
years. In his dialogue, the Republic, 
Socrates quaintly says to Glaucon, 
"You know also that the beginning is 
the most important part of any work, 
especially in the case of a young and 
tender thing; for that is the time 
when the character is being formed 
and the desired impression is more 
readily taken. And shall we just care- 
lessly allow children to hear any cas- 
ual tales which may be devised by 
casual persons, and to receive into 
their minds ideas for the most part 
the very opposite o those which we 
should wish them to have when they 
are grown up?" And Glaucon very 
properly answers, "We can not." 
Nevetheless, during the seventy gener- 
ations that have followed, how un- 
true have men been to this sacred 
springtime of life! What would the 
world be today if it had loved its 
children wisely? 

Gods Made to Order. — The great 
trouble with Jeroboam was that he 
received the people and led them 
up to the shrines of false gods. They 
asked for bread and he gave them 
stone. They cried out for the water 
of life and he gave them dust and 
ashes. Jeroboam's gods were made 
to order, hence they were fashioned 
for a purpose; they did not reval the 
voice of the true God as He speaks to 
the listening prophet. In making the 
calves of gold he committed the an- 
cient sin that many times had led 
the people of Israel astray. Many men 
have sought, and still seek, to fashion 
their gods acording to the image of 
ambition, of self-love or of fanatic 
zeal. Let us permit no one to deceive, 
us in this vital matter. Let us seek 
the revelation for ourselves. We shall 
be content with no vision but the 
vision of God Himself, and when we 
have seen Him we shall know the 
truth and we shall be satisfied. 

Religion Made Easy. — The king was 
very much concerned for his people. 
He made their gods for them. "Be- 
hold thy gods, O Israel." All they 
had to do was to look up, in abject 
submission to the prescribed cere- 
monies. They need no longer go up 
to Jerusalem. "It is too much for you," 
explained the wily monarch. Here 
he hit upon the essential excuse of 
meager religious worship throughout 
all lands. "It is too much" is the 
sorry excuse of every vacant prayer 
meeting, of every abandoned duty, of 

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every deserted Sunday school class. 
The king was crafty, and so is Satan. 
It is the tempter's ancient deceiving. 
Nevertheless we need not be led astray 
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temptation of our lazy natures. As 
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January 5th, 1911. 



The Farm and Garden 


Our New York correspondent, Mr. 
F. J. Root, writes us that at the Na- 
tional Bee Keepers' Association in 
Alabama last month a movement waft 
started or an advertising campaign in 
behalf of a more general use of honey. 
Mr. Root estimates that the average 
consumption of honey in the United 
States is not over three-fourths of a 
pound per year per capita, surely a 
very small amo'iat v>hen the health- 
fulness and the palatab-lity of this 
food are considered together with thi> 
large consumption of other sweets. "It 
is a neglected industry," says our co-- 
respondent, "but I can think of no 
food product with gvoater chance oi 
expansion." The remedy Mr. Root pro- 
poses is more advertising by apiarists 
so that the public may learn better to 
appreciate ■ good honey. This is well 
enough, but before there is any great 
increase in consumption there must 
be an increase in production. It is 
not too much to say that in our terri- 
tory there are ten farmers who could 
make bees pay them handsomely to 
evey one now keeping bees. It is a 
subject worth considering. 

In this connection we might say, 
too, that the U. S. Department of 
Agriculture has recently issued a cir- 
cular on the two worst diseases with 
which the bee keeper has to contend — 
American and European • "foul brood." 
Any one having trouble with these 
diseases should write for a copy of 
this publication to the Division of 
Publcations, Department of Agricul- 
ture, Washington, D. C. — Rural New 

farmers, and what is left is either 
dry lands on which water will never 
be gotten, or mountainous or badly 
broken lands (similar to the Bad Man's 
Lands of Arizona) which can never 
be used for any purpose — unless for 
minerals yet undiscovered. It seems 
that certain unscrupulous real estate 
men encourage people to buy these 
lands from the State from a distance, 
they acting as agents in the transac- 
tion for a certain fee, giving out that 
they are agricultural lands and worth 
many times more than the $1.25 per 
acre that the State asks. The 40 
years' time in which to pay for it at 
four per cent, sounds attractive and 
lots of people invest, pay a few years 
and then visit their holdings — to their 
great dismay. A certain prosperous 
farmer took up eight sections (the 
maximum) and after paying thereon 
a few years decided to emigrate there 
and "settle on his land" and in writ- 
ing the Land Office for its exact loca- 
tion, etc., advised them of his inten- 
tion. He made the visit all right, but 
found the land so mountainous, he sat 
down and wrote the Department: "I 
came out here to settle on my land, 
but since inspecting it, I find the only 
thing I can do is to lean up against it." 

If a farmer wants a strong support 
to lean upon let him start right with 
his own farm. If he has surplus capi- 
tal let him invest part of it right at 
home. Drain the wet land, make the 
house comfortable and get needed 
tools and conveniences. In seven 
cases out of ten this will pay better 
than pulling up stakes and hunting 
a new location. — Rural New Yorker. 



If a man burns stalks on my farm 
it will cost him $3.00 per acre addi- 
tional rent. One place we drove 
through yesterday they were burning 
corn stalks and putting on fertilizer 
(mhuc like the material they 
were burning) right between windrows. 
There must be this that we call hu- 
mus in the stalks and it is only made 
from vegetable matter. The man who 
burns his stalks is destroying a great 
deal more than he is likely to put 
back in ten years. From $2 to $3 
is the value of corn stalks per acre, 
besides adding humus to the soil. 

We hear people say, we must burn 
the corn stalks to kill the insects. 
Your entomologist here will tell you 
that there isn't a single insect but 
what has eggs down in the ground so 
far they won't be harmed by the fire. 
I would have even the children taught 
these things, not because it is scien- 
tific, but because it is a part of their 
life.— Joseph Costner, of Illinois. 


In these days of "boom towns" and 
shadow farms it is hard to get some 
of the people to look at facts calmly. 
When the cold winds cut the North 
and frost and snow prison the land 
thin-blooded individuals dream of the 
Sunny South. A farm in Texas or 
Florida seems like the gateway to 
the Garden of Eden when the mercury 
goes down, and land boomers find 
many an easy mark. A Texas man 
who knows the State well tells the 

"I am going to tell you a joke that's 
going the round about Texas State 
school lands. It is a well-known fact 
that all of the best lands have been 
selected, gobbled up by big interests 
or more or less settled upon by actual 

Washington, Dec. 27. — Mr. Charles 
W. Mason has been appointed Agricul- 
tural Agent of the Southern Railway 
in Western North Carolina. He will 
have his headquarters in Asheville and 
will enter upon his duties January 1, 
1911. This appointment is in line with 
the policy of the company, as announc- 
ed by President Finley, to make the 
work of its Land and Industrial De- 
partment as helpful as possible to the 
communities traversed by its lines. 

Mr. Mason will co-operate with the 
farmers of the territory to which he 
has been assigned with a view to in- 
creasing the farm and orchard pro- 
ducts of the Fegion and making the 
lands more profitable. He will advise 
the farmers especially as to proper 
soil treatment, the kinds of crops that 
may be grown most advantageously, 
the best methods of cultivation, the 
care of orchards, methods of packing 
farm and orchard products for market, 
the markets in which they may be 
sold, and as to other agricultural and 
horticultural problems. 

Mr. Mason is unusually well quali- 
fied for this work. He is a graduate 
of the Michigan Agricultural College, 
and was for some time instructor in 
science and agriculture at the Hills- 
dale, Michigan, College. More recent- 
ly he has been connected with the edi- 
torial department of the National 
Stockman and Farmer, published at 
Pittsburg, Pa. He is a thorough stu- 
dent of all that pertains to the farm 
and orchard, keeping abreast of the 
latest and best agricultural methods 
and has had practical experience to 
qualify him for his work. His special- 
ties are horticulture and livestock, two 
branches of farming of particular im- 
portance in Western North Carolina, 
but he is an all round agriculturist. 

Before the ad- \ 
vent of the Rural % 
Telephone it took ^2 
many hours for you 
to reach your nearest 
neighbor, your doctor, your . ^ 
grocer, or the nearest town, 
but with a telephone in your 
home, it is a matter of only a second 

The Rural Telephone 

enables the farmer to summon the doctor on a mo- 
ment's notice, to converse with a distant neighbor at 
his pleasure, to keep in touch with market conditions 
and to order supplies when it is inconvenient to 
go to town. 

Send us your name and address, we want to tell you 
how easy it is for you to have a Telephone in your 
home— booklet free! Address 


Southern Bell Telephone & Tel. Co. 

19 South Pry or Street, Atlanta, Georgia 






The Earlien WAKEFIELD, The Earliest 

Cabbage Grown. 2d Earliest Plat Head Vor.el 



st and Latent Cabbage.^ 

Established 1 868. Paid in CapstaC Stock $30,0$$.&0 

We grew the first FROST PROOF PLANTS in 1858. Now have over twentv thousand satisfied 
custoraers. We have (jrown and sold more cabbage plants than all oilier persons in the Southern 
states combined. WHY? Because our plants must please or we Bend ynur money back. Order now; 
it is time to set these plants in your section to gret extra early cabbage, and they are the onus 
that sell for the most money. 

We sow three tons of Cabbage Seed per season & M S, 

Fruit trees and ornamentals. Write for free catalog- of frost proof plants of the best varieties, 
containing valuable information about fruit and vegetable grov Mhg. PMees on Cabbaire HaiKB:— - 
In lots of fiOOatSl.00: 1000 to 6000 $1 50 per thousand: 5.000 to 9,000 %\ 25 per thousand; 10.000 ami over 
$1.00 per thousand, f. o. b. Yong-es Island. Our special express rate on pa ants is very low, 

Wm. C« Geraty Co., Box Yomges Esiaisd, S» C- 

Before and After the Fire 

Nobody knows when lire or lightning or wind 
will rage and destroy. 

Some church building is being harmed by one o( 
these destroyers somewhere every day. Absolute protec- 
tion against loss is furnished, and money saved the as- 
sured, and Methodism perpetuated, by 
The National Mutual Church Insurance 
Co. ol Chicago— The Methodist Mutual 
No assessments. All that you have guessed about 
I insur-Mioe may be wrong. If you want to KNOW , write for information to 
HENRY P. MAGILL. Sec'y & Mgr. . 1M La Salle St., Chicago. 111. 
MRS. ALICE HARGROVE BARCLAY, Agent, Mc. E. Church taouth, 
South Brook 1116, Louisville, Kentuky. 

Mr. Mason is to work in co-opera- 
tion with the North Carolina Com- 
missioner o Agriculture and the Unit- 
ed States Agricultural Department and 
with all other agencies engaged in ad- 
vancing the farm interests of his ter- 
ritory. An important feature of his 
work will be co-operation with Mr. M. 
A. Hays, Agent of the Land and Indus- 
trial Department of the Southern Rail- 
way, with headquarters at Harrisburg, 
Pa., who is devoting special attention 
to soliciting farm settlers for West- 
ern North Carolina. Mr. Mason will 
visit all such new settlers and advise 
them as to the lines along which they 
can work to the best advantage in their 
new homes. 

several teachers, men and women, for 
immediate vacancies in Graded, Rural, 
High Schools and Colleges in several 
Southern States. Write for particu- 

We charge schools nothing for in- 
formation about teachers. 
The Southern Educational Bureau, 

Raleigh, N. C. 

FREE to You $LOO 

Box of Larks rheumatic remedy will be 
sent you free. Use it according to direc- 
tions. If it cures your rheumatism send 
us $1.00. If not, you owe us nothing. 

THE LARKS CO., Dept. 22, 

Milwaukee, Wla. 



January 5th, 1911. 

Our Dead. 

"I am the resurectlon and the Life." — 

We will Insert an obituary of 150 words 
free of charge. For the exoeHB of 150 
words we charge one cent per word. 
Count the words in excess and send the 
money with obituary. Observe this rule, 
please. Do not put In original poetry. 

The above also applies to Tributes of 

mains were laid to rest in the grave 
yard at Ebenezer where so many of 
her kindred lay to await the resurrec- 
tion morn. 

A Friend. 

McSwain.— Rev. J. Ed. McSwain was 
born in Stanly County, N. C, October 
10th, 1853, but afterwards settled in 
the northern part of Alison County, 
where he lived and labored lor several 
years, until his death which occurred 
December 17th, 1910. 

He was married to Miss Florence 
Howell in the year 1876. There were 
born unto them five children, two 
boys and three girls, all of whom with 
their widowed mother are living. Bro. 
McSwain professed religion in his 
youth and joined the Methodist church 
in which he has been an active, effi- 
cient member all his life. In 1893 ue 
was licensed as a local preacher and 
was an earnest effective worker. 
The people to whom he preached 
had confidence in him, and were 
always glad to hear the message 
he brought them. He was a good citi- 
zen and took an interest in the things 
that made for the welfare of his 
country and the uplift of humanity. 
He was of a cheerful disposition look- 
ing always upon the bright side of 
things, and he was always ready to 
stand by his preacher and give him 
a word of encouragement and a hearty 
support. During the latter part of 
his life he was afflicted with rheuma- 
tism so that he was not able to do 
much preaching. But he still loved 
his church and gave of his means 
for its support, and was a faithful at- 
tendant in the Sunday school at Con- 
cord Church. His many friends and 
neighbors will miss him much; but 
most of all his family, to whom he was 
so much devoted, will miss him, with 
his loving care, wise counsel and ad- 
vice. May the great Father of us 
all, in whom he trusted be their com- 
fort and stay in their sad bereavement. 

A large congregation attended the 
funeral service which was held at 
Concord Church where he held his 
membership and where his body was 
laid to rest in the cemetery near by. 
His earthly toils and labors are ended 
but he lived not in vain; his influence 
for good will still live on. 

P. L. Terrell. 

Starnes — Rachel Eliza Starnes was 
born July 14th, 1858, and passed away 
December 19th, 1910, at the age of 
52 years, 5 months and 2 days. 

She was converted at the tender age 
of 14 years and joined the Baptist 
church at Bethel, near Drynionds 
Buncombe County, N. C. She was 
married to Rev. A. H. Starnes Septem- 
ber 10th, 1891. To this union were 
born three children, rjne of whom 
preceded the mother to the Heavenly 
Home. The two children living, a son 
and daughter, Dennie and Iva, are 
devoted christians. 

Sister Starnes, after her marriage 
joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, her husband being a Local 
Preacher in this church. 

She loved the church and gave it 
her loyal support. As a teacher in 
the Sunday school, for more than ten 
years, she won the hearts of the child- 
ren as she told them of Jesus and 
his love. She was a woman of great 
faith in God, and bore her suffering 
without a murmur, believing "that all 
things work together for good to them 
that love the Lord". 

She found time to read one or more 
chapters in the Bible every day, and 
received comfort from its promises. 
She often spoke of being so happy even 
in the midst of intense suffering. She 
talked to each member of the family 
present and gave them the parting 
blessing. It was inspiring to hear her 
talk of the peace and joy which filled 
her soul. She bore her afflictions only 
as one can who is in touch with the 
fountain of living grace. To her the 
Christian life was something real and 
surely no one could hear her talk of 
her faith in Christ without feeling 
her very presence was a benediction. 

The saintly life lived by this good 
woman has not been lived in vain, for 
the stepchildren as well as her own 
son and daughter, having caught the 
fragrance of her life, have been drawn 
closer to Christ and his church. 

Her body was laid to rest in the 
cemetery at Oak Hill Church to a- 
wait the resurrection of the just. 

Her Pastor. 

Quarterly Meetings 

D. Atkins, Presiding Elder, 
Weavervllle, N. C. 

Mlcavllle, Khoal Creek Jan. 7, 8 

Kurnsville Jan. 8 

Mars Hill, California Jan. 14; LS 

Hot Springs, Ottlngera Jan. 21, 22 

Marshall Jan. 28, 2'i 

Fairvlew, Sharon Feb. 4, 6 

Tryon and Saluda, Saluda Feb. 11, 12 

Flat Rock Feb. 12, 18 

Central Feb. l'J 

Bethel Feb. l'J 

Haywood Street Feb. 26 

North Aslievllle Feb. 26 

Jas. R. Scroggs, Presiding Elder. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Morven, Morven Jan. 7, 8 

Wadesboro, VVadesboro Jan. 8 

Lilesville, Lilesvile a. m., Jan. 14 

Aiisonville, Ansonv,.,e Jan. 15, 16 

Prospect, Prospect Jan. 22, 2'S 

VVedaington, Weddlngtoh Jan. 29 

Waxhaw, Waxhaw Jan. 30, '61 

Polkton, Polkton Feb. 4, 5 

Matthews. Matthews p. m., Feb. 5, 6 

The District Stewards will meet at the 
District Parsonage," January 11, 11:00 
o clock a. m. 

Kings Mt. and El Bethel, King's Mt.. 

Jan. 11 

Bessemer, Bessemer Jan. 10 

Stanly, Stanly t Jan. 16, 16 

Lowesvllle, Hill's Chapel Jan. 21, 22 

Mt. Holly. Mt. Holly Jan. 22, 23 

Belwoo'j, St. Peter's ..Jan. 28, 29 

Polkville. Rehoboth Feb. 4, 5 

Cherryvllkf, St. Paul's Feb. 11, 12 

South Fork, Ebeneeer Feb. 18, 19 

Lincoln Ct., Marvin Feb. 25. 26 

E. L. Bain, Presiding Elder, 
Statesville, N. C. 

Caldwell, Hudson 

Sunday, 3 p. m., Jan. 7, 8 
Granite Falls Sunday, 11 a. m., Jan. 8, 9 
Lc-noir, So. Lenoir 

Sunday, 7 p. m., Jan. 14, 15 

Lenoir Sunday, 11 a. m., Jan. 15, 16 

Whitnel, Whitnel, 

Sunday, 3 p. m., Jan. 15, 16 

Broad St Jan. 22, 23 

Davidson Jan. 28, 29 

Mooresvllle Jan. 29, 30 

J. E. Gay, Presiding Elder. 
Franklin, N. C. 

Whittier Ct., Whittier Jan. 7, 8 

Dillsboro and Sylva, Dillsboro Jan 8, 9 

Echota .Jan. 10 

Bryson City, Bryson City Jan. 14, 15 

Andrews Station" Jan. 21, 22 

Robbinsville Jan. 23 

Tomatlo and Peach Tree, Tomatlo, 

Jan. 28, 29 

Hiawassee Ct., Ranger Feb. 4, 5 

Murphy Station Feb. 5, 6 

Hayesville Ct., Oak Foest Feb. 11, 12 

Webster Ct., Cullowhee Feb. 18, 19 

Glenville Ct., Nortons Feb. 26, 26 

The District Stewards will meet in Bry- 
son City, Friday January 13th, at 12:30. 

Coltrane — Miss Nancy Cornelia Col- 
rrane was born August 19th, 1835, and 
died June 24th, 1910 • age 74 years 10 
months and 5 days. In early life she 
professed religion and joined the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church. In childhood 
she had the advantage of a cultured 
christian home, the training she re- 
ceived remained with her to the end 
of a long and useful life. She loved 
her church and was always ready to 
give of her time and means for the 
advancement of the cause of Christ. 
Many a weary preacher and especially 
the Methodist preachers will remem- 
ber her kind hospitality. For a long 
time she taught in Sunday school and 
when no longer able to attend church 
services kept in touch with much of 
the church work by reading the Ad- 
vocate. She suffered severely for many 
months. Her sufferings are over, her 
life work done, her spirit gone to its 
reward, the last one of a large family 
of brothers and sisters. May God's 
grace strengthen and keep the nep- 
hews and neices. The funeral was 
preached at Ebenezer Church in Ran- 
dolph County by Rev. L. E. Stacy, in 
the presence of a large number of 
relatives and friends. Her mortal re- 


for Red, Weak, Weary, Watery Eyes 
and Granulated Eyelids. Murine Doesn't 
Smart — Soothes Eye Pain. Druggists 
Sell Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid, 25c, 
50c, $1.00. Murine Eye Salve in 
Aseptic Tubes, 25c, $1.00. Eye Books 
and Eye Advice Free by Mail. 
Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago. 

Tobacco Habit Banished 

ISHES all forms of Tobaclo Habit in 72 
to 120 hours. A positive, quick and per- 
manent relief. Easy to take. No crav- 
ing for Tobacco after the first dose. One 
to three boxes for all ordinary cases. We 
guarantee results in every case or refund 
money. Send for our free booklet giving 
full information. Elders' Sanatarium, 
Dept. 33, St. Joseph, Mo. 

W. R. Ware, Presiding Elder. 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Uwharrie Ct., Salem Jan. 7, 8 

Denton Ct., Tabor Jan. 8, 9 

Asheboro Station Jan. 14, 15 

Coleridge Ct., Concord Jan. 21, 22 

Ramseur and Franklinville, Ramseur, 

Jan. 22, 23 
Pleasant Garden Ct., Rehoboth, 

Jan. 28, 29 

Greensboro, Walnut St Jan. -29, 30 

Liberty Ct., Liberty Feb. 4, 5 

R. M. Hoyle, Presiding Elder. 
Shelby, N. C. 

Bakersville, Bakersville „..Jan. 7, 8 

Marion Sta., at night ......Jan. .13, 15 

McDowell, at Murphey's Chapel, Jan 14, 15 
North Catawba, at Carlyle ...Jan. 17, 18 

Old Fort, Bethlehem Jan. 21, 22 

Rutherfordton, Rutherfordton ...Jan 28, 29 
Thermal City, at Thermal City, 

Jan. 31, Feb. 1 

Green River, Bethlehem Feb 4, 5 

Broad River, Tanner's Grove.. Feb. 11,. 12 

Forest City, Forest City Feb. 18, 19 

Cliffside, Oak Grove Feb. 25, 26 

Henrietta and Caroleen at Henrietta at 
night Feb. 24, 26 

R. M. Taylor, Presiding Elder. 
Mount Airy, N. C. 

Danbury, Davis Chapel Jan. 7, 8 

East Bend, Prospect Jan. 14, 15 

Dobson, Dobson Jan. 21, 22 

Yadkinville, Longtown Jan. 28, 29 

Pilot Mountain, Pinnacle ;.Feb. 4, 5 

Jonesville, Jonesville Feb. 11, 12 

Elkin Feb. 12, 13 

W. H. Willis, Presiding Elder. 

Waynesvllle, N. C. 

Jonathan, Shady Grove Jan. 7, 8 

Haywood, Mt. Zlon Jan. 14, 15 

Leicester, Brick Church Jan. 21, 22 

Sulphur Springs, Laurel Hill... Jan. 28, 29 

Mills River, (Chapel) Feb. 4, 5 

Brevard Circuit Feb. 11, 12 

Brevard Station Feb. 11, 12 

amrs Exlracfe 

establishes the dfiintiness of any 
housekeeper's dishes. Always re- 
liable and extra strong. Better 
than all the others. All 
flavors. At grocers— icc.&2;c. 
Write for our little book of 
cooking receipts-free. Sauer's 
fc.xtract Co., Richmond. Va. 


M. H. Vestal, Presiding Elder. 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Helton Ct., Metho. Chapel Jan. 7, 8 

Laurel Spgs. Ct., Nathan's Creek, 

Jan. 14. 15 

Boone Ct., Boone Jan. 21, 22 

Elk Park, Elk Park Jan. 28, 29 

Watauga, Valle Crucis Feb. 4, 5 

Rich Mountain Ct., Blackburn's Chapel, 

Feb. 11, 12 

North Wilkesboro Ct., Union.. Feb. 18, 19 

Wilkes Ct., Adley Feb. 25, 26 

Wilkesboro Sta .Feb. 26, 27 


J. C. Rowe, Presiding Elder. 

Salisbury, N. C. 

Salisbury Ct., Shiloh. Jan. 7, 8 

Holmes Memorial, at night Jan. 8, 9 

Concord Ct., at Olivet Jan. 14, 15 

Forest Hill, at night Jan. 15, 16 

Mt. Pleasant, Cold Spring. ... ..Jan. 21, 22 

Concord, Central Jan. 22, 23 

Gold Hill, Gold Hill .Jan. 2S, 29 

East Spencer, North Main Jan. 29, 30 

Salem .... ..Feb. 4, 5 

Woodleaf Ct., Woodleaf Feb. 11, 12 

Bethel— Big Lick. Bethel , Feb. 18, 19 

New London, New London ...Feb. 25, 26 

The District Stewards will please meet 
in the Baraca room of the First Methodist 
Church, in Salisbury on Wednesday, De- 
cember 21st, 1910. All come please. We 
will be glad to have the preachers too. 

T. F. Marr, Presiding Elder. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Burkhead Jan. 8, 9 

Davie, Liberty Jan. 14, 15 

Mocksvllle Jan. 16, 16 

Cooleemee Jan. 16 

Lewisville, Concord Jan. 21, 22 

Grace Jan. 22, 23 

Linwood .Jan. 28, 29 

Lexington ...Jan. 29, 30 

Jackson Hill Feb. 4, 5 

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Buff-rer in the U.S. Will 
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to suffer? Must senrt 2c stnmn for return postage 

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Established 1837 
H ighest market price paid 

& furs 

and HIDES. 


Fluttering Hearts 

"I have had heart trouble for 40 
years; after taking 18 bottles of 
Dr. Miles' rjeart Remedy I am en- 
tirely cured, and to-day I do not 
feel the slightest effect of heart 
trouble." DAVID FRAZIER, 

State Soldiers Home, Erie, Co., Ohio. 

Fluttering indicates a weakness of 
the nerves and muscles of the heart. 
Like palpitation, shortness of breath, 
pain in side and shoulder, it is 
frequently followed by the worst 
form of heart disease; therefore it 
should not be neglected. 

Dr. Miles' Heart Remedy 
is a most reliable heart medicine. It 
strengthens and regulates the heart 
action, stimulates the digestive or- 
gans, and increases the circulation. 

The first bottle will benefit; If not, 
your druggist will return ycur money. 




Pure, sweet tone. Superior quality. 
Attractive styles. We eeU direct at 
factory prices. Write, stating which 
catalog Is desired. 
Hinners Organ Co., PEKIN. ILL 


8. Turrentlne, Presiding Elder. 
Shelby, N. -C. 

Lowell, Lowell Jan. 8, 9 

McAdenville, McAdenviHe ......Jan. 8, 9 

Crouse, Laboratory .......Jan. 14, 15 

Your Child 

to-night. There's no 
warning — no time to 
get a doctor. If you 
have a jar of 


in the house you need not worry, with it 
you can cure the worst case of spasmodic 
Group in fifteen minutes. 

Always keep a liberal supply on n and. It 
has many other uses la the home, If ast at 
your druggist's, order by mail. 

25c 50c S1.00 

ffs economical to buy the dollar size. 


rr**a. v in each town to ride, and exhibit samola 

.xoit Bicycle. Write for special offer. 
1 We Ship on Approval acm$ 
1 deposit, allow to DAYS FREE TRIAL 
and prepay freight on every bicycle. 
FACTORY PRICES oBbicycles.e.ret 
indries. Do not buy uhti I you receive our cat- 
alogs and learn our unitcardvf price rand marvelous spetial offer* 
Tlraa. coaster hraVe rear wheels, lamps, sundries, half prices. 

VtSAD CYCLE CO., Dept. 3-305 Chicago, III 

January 5th, 1911. 




I will build me a nest on the greatness 
of God; 

I will pillow my head on the gentle- 
ness of God; 

I will feast my eyes on the beauty of 

I will bow my head to the majestye 
of God; 

I will bend my neck to the service 
of God; 

I will fix my eyes on the glory of God; 
I will time my soul to the melody of 

I will stay my hopes on the promises 
of God; 

I will bury my will in the sweet will 
of God; 

I will trust friends to the friendship of 

I commend my children to the father- 
hood of God; 

I will risk my destiny with the mercies 
of God. 

F. L. Townsend. 

has opened up new lands and has had 
to combat the peculiar and varying 
climates, soils, and conditions of the 
civilized world. 

To know that you know a thing tell 
it to somebody else. This is the idea 
back of the I H C Service Bureau. In 
telling their troubles to the bureau the 
farmers will better understand their 
problems, and in giving back answers 
that are sane and reliable, the bu- 
reau will be kept in touch with and 
better appreciate the difficulties grow- 
ing along the road which leads to 
bumper crops. Thus working together 
all will, be made to understand, and 
when all understand, all will benefit 





That is the idea — Lo help tiie farm- 
er — for whatever helps niai nelps 
everybody. Bumper crops and pros- 
perous tanners make a bumper world 
tilled with strong, well-to-ao, happy 

With this in mind the International 
Harvester Company of America has 
organized a department for the dis- 
semination of every sort of informa- 
tion of interest to farmers and others 
interested in agriculture. 

This new and important departure 
bears the name of I H C Service Bu- 
reau, and is at the service of all who 
are in need of the particular kind 
of service it has to offer. 
The service is individual as well as 

JijTery question growing out ot me 
farm and farm life will be answered 
by experts without charge. No mat- 
ter where a farmer may live or what 
his problems may be, all that is neces- 
sary to secure the most accurate so- 
lution of them, based on the latest 
scientific information, is to write out 
and send to the I H C Service Bureau 
the particular questions confronting 
him. The answers will be returned 

'The experts engaged by the bureau 
have made a study of soils, fertilizers, 
rotation of crops, bacteria, climatic 
conditions, irrigation, animal husban- 
dry, the care of farm implements and 
machines, etc. Their knowledge, ex 
perience, and constant study and re 
search will make the Service Bureau 
a valuable assistant to farmers, dairy- 
men, friut growers, and others. 

The bureau will keep in close touch 
with and co-operate in the work now 
carried on by agricultural colleges and 
the Government Experiment Stations, 
and in addition the experts employed 
by the International Harvester Com- 
pany of America will carry forward 
esearch work along independent lines. 

It is well known that much infor- 
mation of value is constantly being 
collected and disseminated in a gen- 
eral way by the United States De- 
partment of Agriculture and by the 
agricultural colleges of the different 
states. The I H C Service Bureau 
not only will assist in the wholesale 
dissemination of this information, but 
will retail specific nformaton for the 
cure of specific farm ailments. 

All in all, the service is a large 
undertaking, undertaken in a broad 
way. The bureau has grown out of 
the world-wide business of the Inter- 
national Harvester Company of Ameri- 
ca, which, in the distribution of tillage 
implements, harvesting machines, gaso- 
line tractors, cream separators ,etc, 

There Is no question but that cooking 
as an art, but there does arise a question 
is to whether cooks are just "natural- 
boin," or whether a good cook can be 
developed from siudy and observation, 
"uatuial-born," but that good cooks can 
Cooking is just like everything else, 
and if one possesses a "natural talent" 
for cooking, it stands to reason that 
they would make a better cook than 
one not so inclined. To be successful 
in any undertaking, one's efforts must 
be guided by personal interest, or a 
natural love for the work engaged in, 
and this being the case, we reach the 
conclusion that the best cooks are 
"natural- born," but that good cooks 
can be d veloped by instruction. 

There is no question but that the 
present generation has been materially 
benefited by the marked advancement 
in cooking methods; however, the prep- 
aration of meat dishes is practically 
the same today as it was hundreds of 
years ago, and the reason for this is 
inexplicable, as there are numberless 
ways in which the most dainty, appe- 
tizing meat dishes can be prepared. 
One oversight the majority of cooks 
make in preparing meats is their fail- 
ure to use the proper seasoning. Meats 
are not fit for eating unless properly 
seasoned. It is just as reasonable and 
practicable to eat bread without salt 
as it is to eat meat without Gebhardt's 
Eagle Brand Chili Powder. If you 
want to get the true meat flavor, and 
make your soups, stews, gravies, etc., 
with a delicious relish, just try a little 
of Gebhardt's Eagle Brand Chili 
Powder as a seasoning, and you will at 
once realize how delightfully palatable 
you can make your meat dishes. 

Following is a good recipe for mak- 
ing that famous Mexican dish "Chili 
con came," and is a good recipe to 

Cut into small slices one pound of 
beef; add a small quantity of 
chopped tallow and salt, also a 
large onion and a button of garlic, 
both thoroughly chopped and one 
tablespoon of Gebhardt's Eagle 
Chili Powder; add all this to the 
meat and mix; place into a granite- 
ware pot in which you have pre- 
viously heated two tablespoonfuls 
of lard; let this cook for about ten 
minutes, constantly stirring; then 
add one quart of hot water; then 
let cook slowly till tender. Toma- 
toes, Irish potatoes, onions, etc., may 
be added to Chili con carne to suit 
taste, while tomatoes may be served 
as a separate dish. It is customary 
to serve frijoles (Bayo beans) with 
Chili con carne in equal portions or 
separately. Soak the beans over 
night in water to which a little bak- 
ing soda has been added; pour off 
the old and add fresh water, salt, 
add some lard or a piece of bacon; 
boil until tender. 

Be sure to specify "Gebhardt's Eagle 
Brand" to insure getting the original 
and genuine Chill Powder. In the 
manufacture of Gebhardt's Eagle 
Brand Chill Powder, only the finest 
Mexican Chili Peppers (grown especi- 
ally for this purpose) and the purest 
Mexican spices are used. Your grocer 
can supply you in 10c. and 25c. bottles, 
and will also give you one of our 
recipe books, "Good Things to Eat," 
free. If you are unable to find it at 
your grocer, write the Gebhardt Chili 
Powder Co., San Antonio, Texas, and 
they will send direct a sample bottle 
for 12c, all charges prepaid; or, 
if you prefer to test it before buying, 
send them the name of your dealer and 
they will supply you with a free sample 
of this celebrated meat seasoning. 

N. B. — Following schedule figures pub- 
lished only as information and are not 

12:20 a. m.— No. 29, daily, Birmingham 
Special, through Pullman sleeping 
and observation car, New York to 
Birmingham, dining car service. 

12:32 a. m.— No. 32, dailv. the Southern's 
Southeastern Limited, Pullman 
sleeping cars from Jacksonville and 
Augusta to New York. Dining car 

12:45 a. m.— No. 112, daily, for Raleigh 
and Goldsboro. Pullman sleeping 
car from Winston-Salem to Raleigh, 
open at 9:15 p. m. 
2:10 a. m.— ^o. 30, daily, Birmingham 
Special. Pullman sleeping and ob- 
servation car for New York; day 
coach to Washington. Dining car 

2:25 a. m.— No. 31, daily, the Southern's 
Southeastern Limited. Pullman 
sleeping cars New York to Jackson- 
ville and Augusta. Through coaches. 
Dining car service. 

3:45 a. m.— No. 45, daily, local for Char- 
lotte, connecting for Atlanta and 
points south. 

7:10 a. m.— No. 8, dally, local for Rich- 
mond connecting at Danville with 
Norfolk train. 

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I In Advance 

VOL. LVI. — No. 2 

He was not a bad man, but quite the opposite. He was no hater of 
religion, opponent of Christianity and railer against God's revealed Word. 
On the contrary he was religiously inclined, a member of the church, and 
reverenced the Scriptures. And yet for some months he had opened his Bible 
only on rare occasions, and then only to read some fragmentary and discon- 
nected verses. And all the while his conscience was somewhat ill at ease. 
He knew what he ought to do and he felt condemned in not doing it. Further- 
more, he cherished a continual intention of doing it. He did not regard 
his Bible reading merely in the light of an unwelcome duty, but as a privilege, 
as a satisfaction. When he did read, he read with enjoyment, with positive 
zest. He did not feel so much driven to it as he did drawn to it. He 
realized that his spiritual life was suffering because he did not more fre- 
quently read the dear old Book. And yet, he continued to neglect it. Most 
singular, but why? 

.« * * 

Well, in the first place, he had to read his newspaper every day, of couse. 
It was mightily interesting. It was packed with accounts of man's advances 
and triumphs in commerce, science, politics, economics, education, philanthropy 
— everything — and was so vital and absorbing that he contended he could 
no* omit it even though it took a half-hour or an hour of his morning time. 
He could not afford to be ignorant of what was going on in the great world 
round about him of which he was a part — and he was right. Other men 
were informed and interested and he must be, and must participate in and 
help on every good movement. 

But sometimes he felt, uneasily, that he ought to cultivate more the 
happy art of skipping — that he read altogether too much of merely transient 
and utterly unimportant stuff that he forgot the next moment — that it was 
also somewhat superfluous to read the same thing, boiled down by a reporter, 
in an afternoon paper. Sometimes he imagined that, as he rode to business 
by steam car or trolley, he could as well as not divide his time between his 
newspaper and his pocket Testament, but he didn't do it. He was afraid 
some one would detect him in the act of reading the Gospels and inwardly 
accuse him of sanctimoniousness and parading his religion. Sometimes the 
thought occurred to him that he might have his Bible lying conveniently 
before him on his business desk, so that, in any interval, when other matters 
weren't pressing, he might take it up for a few moments. But he put the 
thought aside as unconventional, if not impracticable. 

* » * * 

And then he came home at night and "washed up" for supper; and when 
he had eaten, he felt the necessity of the lounge for an hour after the 
weariness of the day. Quite frequently there was some engagement for the 
evening of a business or social character — to meet some directors or to 
go to a club or to some place of entertainment. If not, the library table 
was loaded with the latest illustrated papers which he ■ felt he must look 
through and which pictured current life so vividly. And how could he for- 
bear to open the magazines and reviews — the Atlantic, Harpers, The Century, 
The Outlook, Everybody's, The American, Hampton's, McClure's, World's 
Work, The World Today, The Review of Reviews, The Literary Digest, The 
Independent — these or some half dozen of them were there and were filled 
with such entertaining and informing matter that he instinctively felt that 
he must on no account omit them. He would really be inexcusable if he 
should leave out acquaintance with these freshest, most up-to-date discussions. 
They were so urgent. It was now or never with them. If one would know 
what was being said or written, it must be today — this week — this month. 
Tomorrow, next week, next month would be too late. There would be other 
new things then quite as important that would be presented and imperatively 
claim attention. And all this reading was good. He could find no fault 
with it. But the good kept constantly shoving aside the better and the best. 
And other literature — the English classics, the great poetry, the standard 
works of history, biography, and science — suffered along with the Bible. In 
his heart of hearts he acknowledged the superior claims of the Bible upon 

his time. But, he said to himself in excuse, it could wait. It would keep. 
Nothing would spoil. Its contents were not "perishable goods." Almost 
any old time would do for it. But this was only another instance of the 
"convenient season" that was tardy in arriving. He felt like the man who, 
being asked by his minister why he did not pay his debts to the Lord like 
his other debts, replied that the Lord was not pressing him as were his other 
creditors. Then, besides the magazines, there was the latest novel. Every- 
body was reading it and everybody said it was wonderfully entertaining and 
finely written. The bookstore windows were piled with copies of it and the 
newspapers advertised it in half-page, big capital effusions of praise. All his 
friends were asking him if he had read it, and he was getting ashamed of 
confessing that he hadn't. He said he really must get at it, although he had 
to confess to himself sadly that he found the last popular volume of similarly 
lauded and exploited fiction pretty poor stuff, frothy, frivolous, and distinctly 
not "worth while." 

* * * * 

When Sunday came, of course, there was the Sunday paper. He had once 
tried to get along without it, but he explained that he lost connection with 
the news when he did — that things happened on Saturday just as they did 
on other days of the week, and he must know about them. And, as an old 
college man he was eager to get the football scores and thought nobody 
could blame him for that. Of course, he didn't try to read all of the seventy- 
two or more pages of the Sunday issue, with the magazine section added. 
That would take forever. But it filled up his time until he had to start for 
church. The responsive reading of the Psalter and listening to the pastor 
read a part of a chapter afterward was something of an alleviation to his 
self-accusation. Reading by proxy was better than no reading at all. When 
he returned home from church he found a tempting and sumptuous dinner 
awaiting him and he ate more heartily than usual, bringing on drowsiness. 
After his prolonged nap he experienced the need of a walk in the open air, 
at which time he was apt to quote something like "the groves were God's 
first temples," and something about "books in the running brooks, sermons 
in stones," etc. That brought him to supper time. After supper some 
neighbors usually dropped in or he and his wife returned their calls, spend- 
ing the evening thus quite delightfully in social intercourse. Then he was 
tired and went to bed. And there had been no time at all, as any one can 
readily see, for his long planned-for Bible reading. 

* * * * 

We think we have written enough. Our readers will understand the 
case. Even if we have not made it quite plain, we imagine that they can 
piece out from their own experience what is lacking to understand why 
our brother does not read or study his Bible. As we said at the beginning, 
he is a good man, with the very best of intentions. We rather think there 
is hope for him. We believe he's going to do better. For, if we remember 
rightly, we heard him say, with something like desperation, the other day that 
he had about concluded to "make a break," to clear the track for right of 
way, to cut out about half of his miscellaneous and comparatively unprofit- 
able and negligible reading of newspapers, magazines, and novels, shut down 
on the too absorbing pressure of business and the daily grind for the dollar, 
abridge his Sunday visits, and, in some way or other, make time for him- 
self so that he can satisfy his latent heart's desire — hungering for and too 
long deprived of the words of life in his unread Bible. At times, when 
taken up so completely with the passing show of the present, the Bible has 
seemed to him remote — out of touch — ancient history, and therefore not 
needing urgent attention. But he knows better — knows that that Book is not 
for a day, but for all time; that none need it more than we who are living 
in this tumultuous age with its engrossing materialisms. And he is resolved 
that he will some day begin to live in the eternities and not in the ephemeral 
moment only. May God help him soon to put his resolution into action! — 
Western Christian Advocate. 



January 12th, 1911 


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In every pulpit occupied by the pastor last Sun- 
day we trust the Advocate had right of way. It 
being set apart as Advacote Day by resolution of 
our Conference, we trust every pastor did his full 
duty and that the result will be a large increase in 
the circulation of our paper. If in any case the mat- 
ter could not be presented last Sunday, let the 
pastor take it up next Sunday or the first Sunday 
possible and see that this important matter is not 

There is no reason why this should in any sense 
get in the way of the preaching of the gospel. The 
report comes to us from Walnut Street Church that 
the pastor, Rev. J. E. Woosley, never preached more 
effectively. Taking advantage of the occasion he 
took for his text I Tim. 4:13 and preached such a 
sermon as will never be forgotten, showing the im- 
portance of the reading habit and its relation to 
intelligent church membership and the development 
of strong Christian character. He also showed clear- 
ly what should be the character of literature wel- 
comed in our homes as well as what should be 
excluded. One present says that the message went 
home and that at least one congregation is convinced 
that Advocate Day need never be a dull day. The 
result was that, at the conclusion of the service 
nine new subscribers were taken with little effort. 

The same thing repeated in each pastoral charge 
would give the Advocate an increase of more than 
•2000 this week. Will it not be a pity if any should 
neglect to do their part? Think for a moment what 
it will mean to have the Advocate going every week 
into from 2000 to 3000 more homes! If you did 
not attend to this last Sunday be sure not to let 
the mater go by default. It will help to inspire 
effort all along the line if each one will remember 
that he is only expected to do his part, and that 
failing to do so he will contribute to the failure of 
the whole scheme. 


In a free and frank discussion of this subject 
the editor of a denominational paper should feel 
no hesitation on account of the possible charge 
of "dabbling in politics". None but ignorant people 
or those purblind with political prejudice will make 
such a charge. Every intelligent person knows that 
in North Carolina each leading denomination has 
of necessity engaged earnestly in the work of 
education for a century or more, and in doing so, 
they have established institutions which are vitally 
related, not only to the denominations themselves, 
but to the State at large. So that the cry raised in 
some quarters, that the State in its policy can feel 
no concern for these institutions, is simply gratu- 
tous and fails to reflect what we are happy to 
believe is the real sentiment of our people. While 
this question is not one of party politics we do not 
believe that those who advocate a policy which 
would ultimate in the destruction of our denomina- 
tional colleges represent the sentiment of the 
dominant political party. Intelligent and reasonable 
men of all parties in North Carolina wish to see our 
State institutions maintained in their proper sphere 
without placing them where they can, by a process 
of slow death, destroy all private institutions. Such 
a state of things would be calamitous in the ex- 
treme, and we have not allowed ourselves to dis- 
credit the men of our present General Assembly by 
believing for a moment that they will do any such 

Governor Kitchin, in his message, seems to take 
a properly conservative position on this subject. 
However, since the question of a large bond issue 
for education has been so urgently suggested by 
some, it would have been well for him to have 
defined himself a little more clearly, perhaps. We 
do not believe that the exigencies of the situation 
demand any such issue of bonds, and, on the other 
handj to place at the disposal of our State institu- 
tions so large a fund would open the way for infinite 
and shameful extravagance. 

The reasonable demand of the citizen is that 
the State shall provide an adequate system of 
common schools, so that the rudiments of an edu- 
cation may be furnished to every child. On the 
other hand the common safety of the State demands 
that the means of intelligence shall be furnished 
to all who are to become citizens as wen as an wno 
are to become a part of the composite social life 
of the State. We contend that North aarolina has 
not met this obligation to its citizens or to itself. 
Not until a school of at least six months duration 
has been provided in every district, with competent 
teachers paid a reasonable salary, can it be said that 
the State has met its obligation. Why then should 
we saddle a bond issue for generations to come 
upon the people of the state to establish and main- 
tain institutions for higher learning? We do not 
hesitate to say that the people of the State, irrespec- 
tive of denomination, are not in favor of such legis- 

Now, to answer the cry of those who are pleading 
for the enlargement and multiplication of our State 
institutions for higher education, it is sufficient 
to say that these schools are full already of students, 
many of whom should be in preparatory schools, or 
ihe county high schools for which the State is 
providing in its common school system. Moreover, 
■nany of these students are on free scholarships, not- 
withstanding they are the children of parents amply 
able to foot the bills for their education. If all 
ihe facts in this connection were brought out and 
tully set before the public it would be surprising 
and would perhaps bring the blush of shame to some 
who have allowed themselves to be placed in the 
attitude of mendicants upon the State. And herein 
lies one of the chief objections to the whole scheme. 
A system so easy of flagrant abuse is of very 
uoubtful value to the State. If the State will pro- 
vide a system of public education reaching through 
the high school she may well trust worthy sons 
and daughters to work out the rest of the problem 
at their own expense. If they have in them the 
material of which real manhood and womanhood 
are made, they will work it out, and the State need 
not tax a poor widow's cow to help them do it. 

The existence of a State University or a State 
institution for higher education of any sort, can 
only be justified on the ground that it furnishes the 
opportunity for technical education, an extraordinary 
opportunity for broader culture which only the 
comparatively few demand. If, therefore, North 
Carolina will provide for these properly in their 
sphere, there will be no really hurtful competition 
with denominational colleges and other private 

We need the University, but not for doing the work 
of the high school or academy. We need the Nor- 
mal Training Schools, perhaps as many as two, 
tut strictly for the work that the name implies. 
We certainly need the College of Agriculture and 
Mechanic Arts, but strictly for the technical work 
which is implied in the name. The State is obliged 
to discover, sooner or later, that these instituions 
must be confined to their legitimate work, or else 
\,e must abandon the advanced work which it is 
proposed to do in our State or County High Schools. 

While the Baptist State Convention is the only 
religious body which has taken any formal action 
in this matter we feel sure of our ground when 
we say that there is practically no division of senti-. 
ment among the larger religious denominations of 
ihe State with regard to it. These people confidently 
trust the present legislature to be conservative in 
isaling with it. 

2#irn* fylt&X OfiW 9fK0 if ■ .UVw 

Since writing the foregoing we find a very excel- 
lent editorial in the Raleigh Christian Advocate on 
tae same subject. In this editorial Brother Massey 
airplays the excellent gift of dispassionate and 
conservative utterance which is always essential in 
handling a subject like this. We regret that we 
have not the space to reproduce the whole editorial, 
but commend the following extract to the considera- 
tion of our readers: 

"Surely no one can censure the Church for speak- 
ing out when she thinks that her interests are in 
jeopardy, no matter from what source the danger 
may come. The law of self-preservation supercedes 
all others, and no theory can be allowed to set it 
aside. And for other reasons as well, the Church 
has a right to be heard on this question of educa- 
tion. Her work in this field is not to be despised. 
She stands for the spirit and type of life that most 
largely promotes this cause. She has put much 
energy and life into it. The ministry has done more 
to quicken and intensify this spirit than all the 
politicians who ever breathed — and we are willing 
to include even the statesmen in that assertion. This 
religious impulse is the most powerrul incentive to 
education the world has ever felt. Look at the fol- 
lowing facts concerning one Church. Methodism 
operates in America 119 institutions. The value 
of grounds and buildings is $25,500,000. About $3,- 
500,000 are invested in equipment. There is a total 
endowment of more than $22,000,000, $18,000,000 of 
which is productive. In addition to all of this, there 
is more than $2,000,000 endowment not included 
in the above, subject to annuity. In these institu-' 
tions are being educated 47,736 students; and all 
these facts are exclusive of mission schools operated 
in other countries. Add to this what the other de- 
nominations are doing in this work, and then an- 
swer: Shall "the State in its broad policy" ignore 
even "the existence of church schools"? Such a 
course on the part of the State would be suicidal as 
well as ungenerous. We do not hesitate to say that 
no statesman will pursue it. He will not leave out 
of his wisdom any element or agency that is at 
work among the people whom he serves. He will 
not be blind to the things that are going on under 
his nose, and the measures which he advocates will 
be such as will meet the real needs of the people 
after all these agencies have been duly considered. 
To find any semblance of union between Church and 
State in this sort of a policy is a far cry — a mere 
stretch of the imagination." 


In a small leaflet which is being sent out by Rev. 
W. M. Curtis, Secretary and Treasurer of Greensboro 
Female College, attention is called to the great ad- 
vantage of an annuity, especially to people who, 
without children, are growing old and need a steady 
and reliable income. We commend the suggestions 
following to the readers of the Advocate: 

"Length of days has at all times been regarded 
as one of Life's choicest blessings, but to be made 
truly so it must be freed from anxious cares. How 
to safe guard an existing estate, or how to so invest 
it that it shall be both secure and profitable, are 
perplexing problems; doubly difficult when left for 
solution to those either incompetent or inex- 

"Freedom from the risk of injudicious investment 
of savings or legacies, and from the worry of looking 
r.fter porperty, can be secured by the purchase of 
life annuities. In character the annuity is the con- 
verse of life insurance and for a cash consideration 
guarantees, during the life time of the annuitant, to 
pay a stipulated sum either annually, semi-annually 
or quarterly. The investment cannot be lost, stolen 
or impaired and is exempt from execution and taxa- 
tion, and cannot be alienated in any way. The in- 
stallments are paid regularly, without expense or 
cost of collection, and are not subject to fluctua- 
tion or depreciation by reason of panics or hard 

"An annuity is especially advantageous to one 
who will leave no one dependent on him for sup- 
port, and who wishes to make the best possible 
provision for his comfort and maintenance during 
the remainder of his life. It is a well established 
fact that such provision tends to longevity. In 
Europe, where investors are very conservative and 
careful in the selection of investments, life annui- 
ties have for generations been a very popular method 
of providing for old age, for dependent relatives, 
and for old servants. The low rate of interest now 
obtainable on the best class of investments has 
done much to popularize life annuities in this 
country in recent years. 

"Annuities are often the only income and sup- 
port of those to whom they are paid, and it is there- 
fore essential that the institutions from which they 
are purchased shall be safe. An investment in an 
annuity of Greensboro Female College, Greensboro, 
N. C, is as safe as government bonds, and will yield 
three times as much annual income. 

January 12th, 1911 




United States Senator Stephen B. Elkins, of West 
Virginia, died at his home in Washington City on 
Wednesday of last week. Senator Elkins was a Re- 
publican but was exceedingly popular on both sides 
of the Senate chamber. 

* * * * 

Winston-Salem, with a population of 22,700, is 
now the third largest city in the State. Raleigh is 
fourth, with a population of 19,218; Asheville fifth 
with 18,762; Durham sixth, with 18,241; Greensbo- 
ro, seventh, with 15,895. 

* * * * 

An important event in the history of the State 
last week was the opening of the canal connecting 
Beaufort harbor with the Neuse river, this being 
a part of the great inland waterway which is finally 
to traverse almost the entire Atlantic coast from 
key West to Boston. The event was celebrated by a 
great gathering and an oyster roast at Oriental. 

* * * * 

Bishop Mouzon writes interestingly of "Mexico, 
Our Nearest Mission Field,'' in a recent issue of 
the Nashville Christian Advocate. He has been 
studying conditions at first hand in our sister re- 
public to the south, and what he has to say should 
carry great weight. He promises to discuss the 
progress of our work in that country in another 

The Anniversary of the great Laymen's Mission- 
ary Convention held in Greensboro last year is be- 
ing celebrated this week by another meeting in 
the interest of the Laymen's Missionary Movement. 
A number of celebrated leaders in the various 
churches are present to deliver addresses, including 
our own Dr. C. F. Reid, leader of the Movement for 
the M. E. Church, South. 

* * * * 

The so-called revolution which has been in prog- 
ress in Mexico for some time is said to be very 
much of a fizzle, and has evidently been much ex- 
aggerated in the papers. The revolutionists instead 
of being the patriots that some have supposed are 
really but common bandits and plunderers and 
have evidently about finished their work. Neverthe- 
less, there is a good deal of solicitude throughout 
the republic about who shall be the successor of 
President Diez, who is now past eighty years old. 

* * * * 

The Foreign and Home Mission Boards, of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church have abandoned the 
publication of their monthly magazines as publicity 
documents. This saves for each board $40,000 an- 
nually. The boards believe the weekly denomina- 
tional papers are of more value as publicity mediums 
than the monthlies — another demonstration of the 
importance of the religious weekly papers. — Wes- 
leyan Advocate. 

* * * * 

Mr. Jacob S. Lipe, a good man and a splendid 
citizen of Rowan county, died at his home near 
j-iandis last week. He was a member of the Lu- 
theran church and in his wilf he bequeathed $800. 
worth of Landis Cotton mill stock, which is quoted 
much above par, to the Lutheran Orphan's Home at 
Salem, Va. The greater portion of the remainder 
of his estate he left to Lenoir College at Hickory. 
This, it is said, will amount to about $6000. Thus 
a good man leaves behind him something worthy as 
a memorial. 

* # * * 

The Charlotte Observer, referring to the appoint- 
ment of Mr. R. R. Clark as a director of the State 
hospital at Morganton, very properly says: "When 
Governor Kitchin named Mr. R. R. Clark editor 
of The Statesville Landmark, as a director of the 
Stale hospital at Morganton he gave the late Charles 
H. Armfield a worthy successor and the institution 
one of the most conscientious and capable officials — 
this is saying a very great deal — it has ever had. 
The State, which feels deep satisfaction in the 
Morganton hospital's unbroken traditions of fine 
efficiency and yet finer humanity, will thank the 
Governor for such an appointment. 

* * * * 

The Legislature is now in full swing and many 
bills have been introduced, among them one or more 
looking to the strengthening of our prohibition law. 
It is evident that the body is strongly in favor of do- 
ing away with the near beer nuisance, and it is 
likely that a general law will be passed to this 
end. Governor Kitchin, in his message, strongly 
endorses the prohibition law and declares without 
equivocation that it has already proved a great 

blessing to the State. This will greatly encourage 
the friends of the law and we trust another two 
years under stronger statutes will still more clear- 
ly demonstrate the great blesing to the State of 
having banished saloons. 

* * * * 

As a last desperate resort the so-called regular 
Democrats of Tennesee, but in reality the Patter- 
oon allies, are prolonging a deadlock costing the 
State $500. per day in order to prevent the Gover- 
nor-elect, Mr. Hooper, from taking his seat. .Mr. 
Hooper and his supporters can well affard to let 
them play this desperate game as long as they want 
to, as it will be sure to bring down the wrath of 
public opinion upon them. This is the rope with 
which Mr. Patterson and his friends will effectually 
hang themselves till good and dead. The State of 
Tennessee is to be pitied. And all this is the price 
of exalting the friends of the liquor business and 
the liquor interests are responsible for it. 

(Since the foregoing was written the deadlock 
has been broken and it now seems that there will 
be smoothe sailing.) 

The induction of Mr. E. B. Cline, of Hcikory, into 
the office of Judge of the Superior Court, which took 
place last week, is an event of more than ordinary 
personal interest to the Senior editor of the Advo- 
cate. Some thirty years ago, while engaged in the 
work of a youthful school master, it fell to our lot 
to teach this "young idea how to shoot" and we 
have a very pleasant recollection of the sober-mind- 
ed industry of this embryonic wearer of the judicial 
ermine. During the intervening years we have 
had little opportunity to observe the process of de- 
velopment, but knowing the serious and purpose- 
ful manner in which he handled the problems of 
the boy we are not surprised that he has found his 
way to the bench and confidently expect to see him 
make good in this responsible position. 

The St. Louis Christian Advocate has the follow- 
ing to say of Bishop Hoss, who reeently spent a 
Sabbath in the Missouri metropolis: "The visit 
of Bishop Hoss to the Orient broadens our horizon 
in that direction. The problems of China, Russia, 
Japan and Korea he has studied with the eye and 
grasp of a statesman. His sermon in Cabanne 
Church, Sunday, of forty minutes, on "The Trans- 
figuration," was a masterpiece of sublime simplicity 
in the homiletic art. The great audience looked and 
listened as if they were watching a great artist 
paint a great picture. At the close the whole sub- 
ject and scene were as clear in the mind's eye and 
memory of his hearers as Raphael's masterpiece 
in the Vatican gallery of Rome." 

The North Carolina Conference has amembership 
of 78,781. The net gain during the year just passed 
was 2,433. The sum of $16,908.41 was raised for 
foreign missions, and $14,267.41 for domestic mis- 
sions. The Western North Carolina Conference has 
a membership of 92,236. The net gain for the year 
is 3,685, making a total net gain of 6,091 for the 
church in North Carolina. The sum of $19,858.48 
was raised for foreign missions, and $13,411.99 for 
domestic missions in the Western North Carolina 
Conference, making a total membership in North 
Carolina of 171,017, and total amount raised for 
foreign and domestic missions of $64,446.29. This 
does not include the amount raised by the Women's 
Societies. We have reason to thank God and take 


— Rev. and Mrs. Plato T. Durham, of Concord, 
visited relatives in Raleigh last week. 

— Rev. T. J. Rogers of Lincolnton, has received 
twenty-one members since Conference. This is an 
excellent report. 

— Mrs. McLarty, wife of Rev. E. K. McLarty, who 
has been ill at St. Leo's Hospital, we are glad to 
learn is rapidly recovering. 

— Rev. D. Vance Price, of Mt. Airy, former pas- 
tor of Central Methodist church at Albemarle was 
booked to preach there on last Sunday morning, 
also to deliver a lecture in the opera house in the 

— Mr. D. B. Coltrane, of Concord, President of 
our Board of Publication, was in the city on Thurs- 
day of last week and made the Advocate office a 
pleasant visit. 

— Rev. S. W. Brown, of Sparta, one of our faith- 
ful and efficient local preachers has been appointed 
to the Helton Circuit as supply and has taken 

charge. The 'people on that charge will have good 
preaching this year and we congratulate them. 

— We are glad to note that Rev. W. M. Bagby is 
able to take charge of the Elk Park Circuit. The 
people of that charge are to be congratulated that 
they are to have the services of sucn an abie and 
consecrated man. 

— We are informed by Rev. T. J. Rogers, of 
Lincolnton, that the mid-year meeting of the Shel- 
by District will be held on the 16th. He does not 
say where this meeting is to be held but we presume 
at Lincolnton. 

— The members of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
gave their pastor, Rev. Sanford, such a pounding 
Monday night that he will long remember, owing to 
the violence of such weapons as chickens, eggs, 
baggs of flour, etc. — Granit Falls Cor., Lenoir Topic. 

— Rev. Dr. R. A. Child, of the South Carolina 
Conference recently financial agent of Wofford Col- 
lege, was last week elected President of the Peoples 
National Bank, of Hendersonville. He is now the 
financial agent of Lander College, of Greenwood, 
S. C. 

— Mr. George W. Hinshaw, one of our prominent 
Methodist laymen of Winston-Salem, has been elect- 
ed a member of the board of directors of the State 
Normal College, Greensboro. He succeeds Mr. S. 
M. Gattis, of Hillsboro, now solicitor. 

— Rev. E. W. Fox and family have returned from 
Chatham County where they spent Christmas with 
relatives. While there Mr. Fox paid his grand- 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Vestal, a visit. The 
old gentleman is 90 and his wife is in her 80th year. 
— Catawba County News. 

— Rev. J. H. Robertson, pastor of the Lincolnton 
charge, writes that he is now able to take charge 
of his work and go forward with little inconvenienoe. 
He suffered a severe attack of lagrop just after 
Conference which kept him in for some time and 
kept him from going promptly to his new charge. 

— The many friends of Capt. Jas. F. Henderlite, 
of Salibsury will be sorry to know that he continues 
ill, and while he is in no serious condition he is 
kept at his home. He has now been on the sick 
list for nearly three months, his trouble being 
mainly of a nervous nature. — Post. 

Mr. E. C. Kirkman, of Elkin, a good man and a 
member of the Methodist church at that place, died 
at his home there on the night of December 22nd 
and his funeral was conducted by his pastor, Rev. 
R. G. Tuttle, on Saturday, December 24th. He was a 
sood man and will be greatly missed. 

— On Tuesday the 10th of January, Dr. George 
Floyd Ross, of this city, was married to Miss 
Margaret Struthers Joyce, of Philadelphia. Dr. Ross 
is the son of Mrs. F. H. E. Ross, of Nashville, Tenn., 
who is well known as a missionary worker in our 
church. Dr. and Mrs. Ross will be at home at 222 
West Market Street, this city, after January 24th. 

— The congregation of Spring Garden Street M. 
E. church "pounded" their pastor, Rev. J. W. Long, 
on Thursday night December 29th. After the good 
things had been deposited in the home the mem- 
bers remained a short while and several talks were 
made by those present, brother Long expressing 
his thanks to the congregation in a very happy 

— Dr. and Mrs. M. L. Smoot returned Monday 
night from Baltimore where they had been with their 
daughter, who is suffering with infantile paralysis, 
and where the little girl was examined by eminent 
specialists. They brought the child home with 
them and were not greatly encouraged by the doc- 
tors. The many fwriends of Dr. and Mrs. Smoot 
hope their little daughter by reason of its age, will 
soon overcome the disease. — Salisbury Post, Jan. 4. 

— The many friends of Col. J. W. Alspaugh will 
!je pleased to learn that he is recovering from a 
severe attack of illness and that he is now able to 
sit up. Col. Alspaugh is one of Winston-Salem'3 
oldest and best known citizens. During the past 
few days he suffered several hemorrhages from the 
lungs. The attack, it is thought, was caused, by 
a strain in lifting some furniture in his room.— 
Winston Sentinel. 

— Rev. J. P. Rogers, Field Agent for the Methodist 
Children's Home, this city, has done some good col- 
lecting for that institution during the past year. 
To date he has raised by subscription $54,000 which 
will be used in erecting buildings, etc., and aid in 
making this institution one of the best in the State. 
Let us say that in he matter of support, in addition 
to the above, the Methodists of the Western N. C. 
Conference are conributing liberally. It is a worthy 
work and a credit to Methodism and the spirit of 
benevolence which actuates every effort. — Winston 



January 12th, 1911 


By Chas. H. Neal. 

That was an interesting resolution passed the 
other day in Asheville by a number o£ preachers 
and laymen, as reported in the papers. Interest- 
ing, first, in that these belated brethren seem to 
have just "waked up," rubbed their eyes and dis- 
covered what the Conference really did about the 
increase of assessments. I recall that Several 
of these brethren were present at the session of 
Conference when the resolution which they now 
"do very deeply regret" was passed, and that none 
of them at that time raised a voice of protest 
against its passage — unless to vote against it. 
Brethren, the time to have expressed your "very 
deep" regrets was then while there was fair op- 
portunity for all men to say what they thought. 

IThe second interesting feature of this Asheville 
resolution is that it brings the astounding infor- 
mation that last year's increase in assessments 
is the first in twenty years. Now I am not ready 
to dispute this but I simply want to know if the 
General Boards have not been increasing these 
assessments, then who has? 

Somebody has evidently been fooling us about 
this matter, for my assessments have been in- 
creased each year ever since I have been in the 
Conference. And when I have appealed to the 
district stewards they have replied that such and 
such amount was put on the district by the Con- 
ference boards; and when the Conference boards 
have been approached they have replied that the 
Genral Boards have placed the assessments on 
the Conference and they have to put them on the 
districts. So there you have it. And yet these 
Asheville brethren of "deep regrets" tell us that 
there has been no increase by the Genral Boards 
for twenty years! I say that somebody is fool- 
ing us. Now, Brethren, if you had not been so 
late with that information we might have trained 
that resolution on the Conference boards and thus 
got the real parties we were after. 

Still another interesting feature of that Ashe- 
ville resolution is the postage stamp argument it 
contains. They tell us that the increase for this 
year (and I presume they mean on Foreign Mis- 
sions) amounts to less than three postage stamps 
per member. Well, I am not good enough at 
figures to undertake a denial of this either, but 
I am willing to say that to ' all practical purposes 
their estimate in this is fallacious. For while it 
may be true when you count all the members as 
reported by the various charges, yet the actual 
number of members who have paid it the average 
will run considerably higher. Every preacher knows 
that he has many members that neither he or 
his stewards ever count on in raising finances, 
hence any calculations based on the so-much-per- 
member idea is sure to give the wrong answer. 

And let me say that right here is the point of 
contention in the whole matter. It is not a ques- 
tion of what is desirable, or what could be ac- 
complished, if every member would do his or her 
part. But it is a question of what may we reason- 
ably expect of that number of our membership upon 
whose shoulders really rest the financial burdens 
of the church. The opposers of that Conference 
resolution love to insinuate that it gets in the way 
of progress. The fact is the resolution does not 
in the least hinder any man from giving as much 
as he pleases to any cause, nor does it prohibit 
any church or preacher from raising a surplus on 
missions or anything else if they so desire. It 
is (1) a protest against an injudicious increase of 
assessments by boards who are not in position to 
know anything about the difficulties to be en- 
countered by those to whom they look for the rais- 
ing of these amounts. About all they have to go 
by is the "average per member" idea and I have 
already shown that this is an uncertain quantity. 

It is (2) a protest against a method which in 
many instances works unfairly and finally resolves 
itself into "taxation without representation". For 
it often occurs that a charge reporting a large 
membership, but having a very small per centage 
of paying members, is assessed on an equality 
with a charge having a much larger percentage of 
paying members. Or else a little struggling charge 
decides that it will make an effort to give its pas- 
tor a little more decent living and raises his 
salary. Immediately their assessments are popped 
up and as a result both salary and collections are 
reported short. 

I say the method resolves itself into taxation 
without representation. I have just shown that 

not even all of the preachers know just where 
these assessments come from and if they do not 
know, how much less the people? and the people 
not knowing how shall they have any voice in 
determining how much they shall be? 

No, Brethren, it is one thing to get into an 
enthusiastic missionary meeting some where and 
have large visions, and then it is quite another 
thing to get out and tackle the job of carrying out 
resolutions under a cold collar. I believe that 
there is at least a slight possibility of a board's 
using poor judgment in what it asks the church to 
do sometimes, and I think we should at all times 
be allowed to say so without being subject to the 
insinuation that we are non-progressive or dis- 

Here and there may be found a few moon-eyed 
preachers who see visions of the church's riches 
and prosperity and cry out, "Let us move up, raise 
the assessments!" And then sometimes I am 
inclined to think that there are still others who 
through some streak of "luck" have been promoted 
to the better paying churches who are willing to 
swallow what the others say and so accept what- 
ever plan they propose without question, appear- 
ing to have implicit faith in their infallibility of 

Then let some man appear who wants to enter 
a protest and he is accused of sounding a "dis- 
couraging note." At that the all-seeing eccles- 
iastical eye is fixed upon that man and he no 
longer stands in line for promotion because he is 
not a progressive man. 

There is no doubt about the extent of the 
work to be done by the church and the crying 
needs of the millions are without a doubt calling 
us to a larger field of usefulness but it is possible 
to hamper ourselves by overloading just as it is 
possible to fail by carrying too little. The safe 
and sane middle ground is the essential thing in 
the running of the church just as it is in anything 
else. It is largely a human institution and must 
be conducted with that in view. Christ himself 
has taught us of the failure of the man who goes 
to war without ounting the cost. So we as stew- 
ards of the kingdom of God, when we substitute 
sentiment for sense may find ourselves, in the same 
sad plight. 

In the matter of finances the growth of religious 
conscience has not kept pace with the increase 
of assessments — or even with the increase of 
giving in our church, all of which has its bearing 
upon the spiritual condition of the church (of this 
I may have something to say later). Many churches 
have been appealed to through church pride or 
the promise of a better preacher and consequently 
their giving has had no solid foundation. Let 
us put in a few more hard licks on the develop- 
ment of religious conscience and then we may talk 
about the development of giving. 
Sylva, N. C. 


One of our exchanges gives the following statit- 
tics bearing upon the support of the ministry in 
our church. 

Rev. Albert D. Betts, in an article in the Chris- 
tian Advocate (Nashville) of last week, gives fig- 
ures showing the average salary of pastors in the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for the last 
year was $731., while the average salary of presid- 
ing elders was $1,741. The Virginia Conference 
has the highest average, $1,010, while the lowest, 
$361, is reported by the Illinois Conference. The 
Alabama Conference ranks seventh in the list of 
thirty-nine conferences with an average of $842, 
while the North Alabama is twenty-fifth with an 
average salary of $653. Of a total of 5,941 pastors 
in our Church, 3,634 receive less than $750, while 
2,210 of that number were paid less than $500. 

We should pay the pastor in full. To fail to do 
this — shall we say it is dishonest? Has he not 
a right to expect you to keep your word? Did you 
not lead him in the beginning of the year to look 
for full payment of the salary? Or did you take 
him aside and tell him that, while it was honesty 
for a man to pay his doctor's bill and grocery bill, 
and such like, somehow the obligation to the 
Church, that debt a man has a right to repudiate 
any time and can do so with moral impunity every 

Furthermore, did you take the precaution to tell 
him not to contract and debts in the community, 
as he would certainly be expected to pay them and 
upon his failure to do so he would have an off 
moral color in the community? That while they 

may repudiate their obligation to him with moral 
impunity, he would be justly charged with dis- 
honesty if he failed to pay his debts? 

While we may not be sure of many things we 
feel confident that there is not a board of stewards 
in the Church, officially, informally, or individually, 
that dared at the beginning of this or any other 
Conference year, to tell the pastor these things. 
To speak it out is unthinkable, yet to act it out 'n 
life by a community to the discomfort and often 
great financial strain, to the pastor, is indeed 
strange. "Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that tread- 
eth out the corn." 

This obligation to support the pastor is thus 
forcibly expressed in the duty enjoined to take 
good care of the beast of burden by whose service 
one reaps a benefit. How much more binding is this 
obligation when it is based on the most delicate 
and sacred relations of life. 

The pastor does his work as preacher and pastor 
of a people from sense of duty to God and with 
no thought of compensation. His deep sense of 
unworthiness, his profound sense of duty to pro- 
claim those principles that underlie all righteous- 
ness, his passionate desire to preach the gospel 
to all men, despite his painful sense of limitations, 
urge him on in the path of ministerial duty with 
the zeal that would impel him to this work as his 
bounden Christian duty, whether you paid him a 
cent or not. 

So profound is the law of the Christian ministry 
and so urgent it is, that it is safe to conclude your 
pastor would preach and serve you as God's em- 
bassador and not man's employer, whether you 
paid him a cent. His duty is not founded on tne 
law of financial compensation, but on the law of 
love. Many have been the preachers in all ages 
who ministered without material compensation. 
Paul labored with his hands working at his trade, 
living in his own hired house lest he would be 
chargeable to some one. This he did, so he says, 
to the "shame" of his people. But he was con- 
strained in the path of ministerial duty by the 
love of Christ. 

"If we have ministered unto you spiritual things, 
is it anything that we should reap your carnal 
things." The support of the ministry as a duty 
is thus enjoined by way of contrast of the perish- 
able with the imperishable things of little or no 
value to be exchanged for things of infinite value, 
and things that are fast coming to naught for eter- 
nal things. 

Of all men in the community exacting the least 
pay yet rendering the best service, the pastor stands 
first. His services are out of all proportion com- 
pared with other services, yet for it he gets the 
least pay. The ditch digger in the State of Indi- 
ana receives more than the average minister of the 
gospel of that State. Often the pastor is the 
poorest paid servant of the community, from whose 
purse is often made heavy drains by virtue of his 
social position in the community. Here is a sample 
and a fair average of receipts and expenditures 
in the pastor's household affairs: "Salary, $700; 
expense of keeping «horse and rig, $150., leaving 
$550 for family necessities or running expenses 
for the year." If there be five persons in the fami- 
ly, this allows only $2.11 per week in a community 
where board costs $3.50 per week. Does any one 
think for a moment this is a fair deal to the pas- 
tor? He can't help himself under the regime of our 
Methodist itinerant system; he (surrenders his 
right to the powers that be to select his field of 
labor and agrees to go to such an appointment 
when assigned to it, with the distinct understand- 
ing that his living is determined by a board of 
stewards and the amount of his salary is condition- 
ed upon the liberality of his people whom he serves. 
Unhesitatingly we affirm that there is no other 
business on earth with so precarious a basis as 
the salary of a Methodist preacher. The size of 
his purse depends upon how liberal are his people 
and how well he suits their varied fancies and 
whims — a very uncertain basis. How long would 
a merchant thrive under conditions like these? 
When people are sick they send for a physician 
regardless of his social standing, if perchance he 
has any, and they pay him for his service, too. 
So, also do people maintain such relation with the 
lawyer, teacher, butcher, groceryman, etc., steering 
clear of being placed on the "black list" through 
failure to pay our debts but when it comes to pay- 
ing the pastor's salary that need not be regarded 
of such grave moment. If it comes convenient to 
do so all right, but if not no harm is done if h 
be not paid. And herein comes the gross injustic 
to the pastor and glaring inconsistency of th 

January 12th, 1911 



Church member. The pastor must be scrupulously 
honest — pay all his debts, or he is justly discounted 
before the community, although his wherewithal 
to meet such debts must come from the people 
whom he serves as pastor and whose obligation to 
support him they may cancel at their own option, 
without regard to the principles of honor, trampled 
into dust by such shameless conduct. — Pacific 
Methodist Advocate. 


Rev. O. P. Gifford, D. D. 

The daily paper is as much in evidence in the 
American home as daily manna was in the tent 
of the Israelite on his way to Canaan. It has not 
the same source; it does not serve the same pur- 
pose; but it is a great deal more popular — the peo- 
ple never get sick of it. It deals with news. And 
"news" is the abnormal, the unnatural. Ten thou- 
sand houses hold their places for a term of years, 
and the paper never reports them; one catches 
fire, and the flame flashes across the continent 
through the Associated Press dispatch. One hun- 
dred thousand families behave themselves quietly, 
and never get into the paper. One of them has 
a quarrel, and it appears in the morning news. 
One thousand men go on in business, pay their 
bills, die quietly, and go to their reward. They 
are never noticed; that is not news. But one man 
goes into bankruptcy, and his funeral is haunted 
by a dozen reporters. * * * 

But when my religious paper comes into my 
home, I do not go to it for "news." I do not want 
my religious paper to come into the families of my 
parish as the fly and the musquito come into the 
house laden with disease-germs. It would undo 
during the week all that I can do on the Lord's 
day by preaching and in Sunday-school during the 
week in my parish visitation. I do not want my 
religious paper to come like unclean milk, breeding 
disease while my back is turned. 

I want my denominational religious paper to 
stand for the denomination. I see no more reason 
why the editor should get a living advertising 
heresy than why a preacher should. And I do not 
want a religious paper in the homes of my parish 
that will undo behind my back what I am trying 
to do when I face them. * * * 

I want my religious paper to come with a page 
or two for the children. If we can interest the 
children in any part of the religious paper, they 
will be interested in the whole of it as they come 
to years of maturity. By the shining needle of the 
children's page you can thread the whole of the 
religious paper and the denominational life into 
the web of the child's thought and purpose. 

I want my religious paper to give a fair exegesis 
of the Sunday-school lesson week by week, so 
that the Sunday-school teachers of the parish shall 
have right instruction, when they come before 
their children and their classes. 

I want my religious paper to give honest reviews 
of religious books, and not take it for granted 
that because a member of my denomination writes 
a book it is therefore all right, or, because the 
American Baptist Publication Society publishes it, 
we ought all to fall over each other in getting a 
chance to buy it. But deal honestly with it; and 
if it is an unclean beast that comes out of the 
Baptist bog, hit it! Don't endorse it because it 
bears the denominational brand. Be honest in your 
dealings with the literature which comes into our 

I want my denominational paper to defend the 
denominational position. If it is worthy of defense, 
good! Defend it! If it cannot be defended, own 
up! What I want in my denominational paper 
is the witness of the truth that I stand for Sunday 
by Sunday. I want the defense of the faith. * * * 

I want in my religious paper a man who will 
give me not alone the denominational point of 
view, but the religious spirit in everything he 
touches. I am a citizen of Massacnusetts; I am 
a citizen of the American Republic; and the re- 
public is more to me than my own State. I am 
a man; and humanity is more to me than the 
American republic. And I want a man to stand not 
only for the denomination and its interpretation of 
truth, .but for the spiritual vision. I want him to 
relate the interests of the day to the kingdom of 
God, to point the red arrow along the pathway of 
the pilgrimage of life so that I can see the move- 
ment of humanity towards the fulfillment of God's 

You who have visited Venice will remember that 

every stone of St. Mark's Cathedral is built into 
a cross. If you were in an airship and looking 
down upon the huge bulk of stone on the bosom 
of the Adriatic, you would see a cross. When 
you enter the arched portals and look at the mosaic 
you will find the pieces are set to form crosses. 
Doves, serpents, vines, are intertwined to form 
crosses. I want a man at the head of my religious 
paper who will show the bearing of the unfolding 
civic and world life in its relation to to the king- 
dom of God — a man with a vision. I want a man 
who will do for me what Elisha did for the young 
man on the hilltop of Dothan — who shall lift the 
veil which hides the vision, and show me the char- 
iots and the horses of God. I want a man who shall 
do for me what the Master did for the disciples 
on the Mount of Transfiguration — flash out a light 
which shall reveal the law and the prophet, and 
God in our generation as well as in the generations 
that are past. The thing we need more than all 
is the power to see the meaning of the events of 
the life that we live now in relation to the un- 
changing purposes of the unswerving God. 

The most beautiful object in the Pan-American 
Fair in Buffalo was the tower. As it stood there 
day after day it was a miracle of architectural 
beauty, every line a line of grace. But men passed 
it by, day after day, without much thought. But 
when the evening shadows gathered, when the 
darkness settled over the city of the day, the people 
collected by the hundred, sometimes by the thou- 
sand, in circles around the tower. The veil of 
night shut it out. But there was a man in the tow- 
er who, by manipulating certain keys, turned into 
the tower a current generated at the Niagra Palls 
electric plant, twenty miles away, and moment by 
moment the flash turned to white light, until the 
tower stood radiant in its white beauty, like an 
angel from the right hand of God, and we breathed 
more deeply, and went our way. What I want in 
my religious paper is a man who can show the 
presence of the current of the immanent God in 
the architecture, and tht government and the arts, 
and the science, and the politics, and the business 
of the day, and in the all of life — who shall give me 
the vision of eternity in the things that are tem- 
poral. — Zion's Herald. 


There is a vast deal of idolatry of pomp and 
fashion and worldly splendor. It is the infirmity 
of human nature to imagine that costly apparel, 
decorations of gold and jewels, properly symbolize 
greatness and majesty. It has been the fashion 
among kings and men in high places to put on 
costly and shining adornments, and common peo- 
ple have looked on these gewgaws with admira- 
tion and envy. 

On the other hand really great men have been 
singularly simple in manner and life. Washing- 
ton, Lincoln, Wellington, Luther, and William of 
Orange were characterized by childlike sincerity 
and simplicity. One who is really great feels no 
temptation to put on airs or follow fashions. His 
greatness is within. 

The simplicity of Christ is beautiful. Mr. Wag- 
ner, a celebrated Frenchman, has written a book 
on the simple life, and has lectured in Europe 
and America on this important subject. He has 
"said many things to which we all do well to take 
heed in these days of worldliness and pride. But 
no one ever illustrated the simple life so beauti- 
fully as did Jesus of Nazareth. He might have 
lived like a king in a palace, but He preferred to 
live as a peasant. He did not even have a cottage, 
but was content to live in the world which He had 
made with no place to lay His head. He might 
have called about Him men of learning and wealth 
and position to advocate His doctrines and sup- 
port His claims, but He chose humble, plain men 
who had no education and no influence in the 

The teachings of Jesus were characterized by 
simplicity. He spoke on the highest themes, but 
His thoughts were as transparent as a sunbeam 
and His words as plain as the letters of the alpha- 
bet. His meaning was never obscure. His illus- 
trations were chosen from commonplace affairs and 
every-day life. Other teachers use involved sent- 
ences, an obscure style, and cover up their mean- 
ing under a show of learning, but Jesus spoke in 
such simple terms that the common people heard 
him gladly. 

His religion is simple. Stripped of all stilted 
forms and stately ceremonies, it is so plain that 
a wayfaring man need not err therein. When He 
instituted a memorial of His sufferings and death 

it was a simple meal. Nothing costly, nothing 
pompous, nothing sensational or spectacular, but 
simplicity itself. 

This simplicity which was in Christ is a boon to 
the lowly. He did not establish a religion for the 
learned and rich only, but for the lowliest of men. 
Little children can enter into the secrets of His 
kingdom, and enjoy His grace and love. The com- 
mon people are not embarrassed by the great things 
of the kingdom of God. They are perfectly 
at home in his service. This simplicity is 
a boon to the poor. "The poor have the 
gospel preached unto them." The rites of the 
Christian religion are within reach of the poorest. 
In Cuba and the Philippines the Americans found 
multitudes of men and women among the poorer 
classes living together as husbands and wives with- 
out ever having been married, for the simple rea- 
son that the requirements of the Church had been 
so exorbitant that poor people could not afford 
to pay the marriage fees. It is so in all countries 
where the Church has been beguiled from the 
simplicity of Christ. It is a shame and a reproach 
to religion. 

The Church must guard against the pride and 
vanity of the world. Saint James has given most 
wholesome counssl against customs which favor 
the rich and disparage the poor. Costly and ela- 
borate furnerals, costly and elaborate weddings, 
costly and elaborate entertainments, costly and ela- 
borate personal decorations and adornments, are 
an abomination among Christians. But some one 
will say: "If I choose to have costly things and pay 
the bills with my own money it is my own right, 
and no one has a right to interfere." So the world 
thinks, but no Christian has a right to trample 
under foot the simplicity of Christ. 

Costly and elaborate feasts and customs foster 
extravagance, and lead to financial embarrassment 
and suffering. They display a coarse and vulgar 
taste and are altogether incompatible with the 
simplicity of Christ. To live a simple life one 
must have courage. Only brave men and women 
can stand firm for their own convictions of judg- 
ment against the tide of public sentiment and 
fashion. But it is a shame for a Christian to 
follow the multitude or the leaders of fashion 
against his own judgment and sense of right. 

No one can ignore public sentiment, but to fol- 
low the fashion of the times contrary to the spirit 
of Christ is weak and foolish and cowardly and 
sinful. If the simplicity of Christ prevailed, if we 
could be rid of the idolatry of fashion and pride, 
there would be fewer nervous break-downs, fewer 
wrecked brains, fewer ruined fortunes, fewer strug- 
gling poor, fewer frantic appeals for financial sup- 
port of missions and charities and education and 
other good causes, and men and women would sit 
down under their own vine fig-tree, living a quiet, 
peaceable, honest, happy life, glorifying God in 
their bodies and spirits and homes which are His. 
— Selected. 


"Mother'd love me a whole lot, too, if she wasn't 
too busy," loyally declared a small maiden, who 
had hungrily watched the home leave-taking of a 
little companion as they set off to school. - "She has 
pretty much house-work to do." 

"The "much house-work" and other work seem 
to take precedence of love in many households 
where the members would be shocked if they fullya 
realized the fact. Love their own? Of course they 
do, and all the toil is for the sake of these beloved 
ones, they say, and really believe. And yet the work 
becomes a fetich — not something for the familyq 
comfort, but something before which all else must 
give way, to which everything else must be sacri- 
ficed. Washing, ironing, sweeping, dusting, mutt 
take their appointed course and be finished accord- 
ing to schedule time whatever becomes of life's 
higher needs. There is no elasticity in the system, 
no time for tenderness or sympathy; for the hour's 
talk that might clear away doubt and misgiving; 
for comforting sore hearts or binding up wounded 

There are usually notable housekeepers in such 
households — women of whom the neighbors speak 
admirably, and recount the wonders they accom- 
plish — but there is seldom any deep home spirit. 
Work counts for everything until some dreary day 
when the inevitable shadows falls across the 
threshold, and all things change values. The tasks 
that seemed so important only yesterday — what do 
they matter? 

"But oh, for the touch of a vanished hand, 
And the sound of a voice that is still!" 



January 12th, 1911 

From the Field 

Reports, Etc. 

NOTICE. left entirely blank and Granite Fails 

— — — got the credit. In other words, all 

I wfint a preacher for a small sta- that is reported on page 67 for Granite 

lion. Good church and a parsonage. 
Prefer a single man or man with 
small family. 

J. E. Gay, P. E. 

January 4th. 


Falls should he on line 4 — Davidson. ■ 
On page 74, Davidson charge, col- 
umn for P. E. is blank. In Davidson 
charge the P. E. was assessed $112.50 
Franklin District. and paid in ful] 

I think it is due this charge that 
notice be given of the error. I shall 
very greatly appreciate it if you will 
give notice to same. 

To the Temperance Workers of North 

In as much as there is a demand al- 
ready upon us to furnish petition 
blanks for use in our temperance work 
before the next Legislature, we here- 
with append a form that may be used 
with whatever modifications desired. 

There is no doubt that the senti- 
ment over the state at this time is de- 
manding the very things mentioned in 
this petition, and we suggest to those 
who want to see our Legislature take 
early action, that they immediately 
write out a petition and get their 
friends of the cause throughout their 
neighborhood to sign it in the next 
few days, and then send that petition 
to the N. C. Anti-Saloon League, Wil- 
son, N. C. This. will insure its getting 
before the Legislature. 

R. L. . Davis, Supt. 
N. C. Anti-Saloon League. 

To : the,. General Assembly of North 

We the undersigned citizens of.... 

County, North Carolina 

do respectfully but earnestly petition 
your Honorable Body to enact, at this 
session of the Legislature, a general 
law for the State, wnich will prohibit 
the- sale of near-beer -and the sale of 
intoxicating liquors by clubs. 

We also beg you to memorialize the 
Congress of the United States to so 
amend our present Inter-State Com- 
merce Laws that intoxicating liquors 
shipped into the state may fall under 
the jurisdiction of the State as soon as 
they cross the border line. This, the 

day of January, 1911. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Central Church. Shelby. 

The entertainment by the pupils of 
the Central Methodist Sunday School 
Wednesday night in the church was a 
most enjoyable affair, 

The program was rendered in most 
pleasing style and consisted of songs, 
recitations and tableaux, the latter be- 
ing not only an innovation but beauti- 
ful and appropriate in conception. 

Perhaps the most unique part of the 
program was a literal interpretation of 
the scriptural saying, "It is more 
blessed to give than to receive." In- 
stead of the Sunday School receiving 
as is customary, gifts, etc., from teach- 
ers and others, they appeared in the 
roll of givers themselves, each one 
making a contribution of money or 
gifts to the little ones of the Metho- 
dist Children's Home located at Wins- 

These donations were many and the 
big box forwarded Thurs. to the Home, 
will gladden many appreciative little 
hearts. — Shelby Star. 

the ceremony being performed by Rev. 
C. M. Pickens. 

On January 5th, in the new church 
at Cold Springs, Mount Pleasant Ct, 
Mr. Claud Rinehardt and Miss Zula 
Cox, were married, Rev. N. R. Rich- 
ardson, officiating. Mr. Rinehardt is 
a son of Mr. Tom Rinehardt and the 
bride the daughter of Mr. Frank Cox. 

On Tuesday, Dec. 27th, Miss Mary 
Hattie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. T. 
Iilalock, of Stanly county, was happily 
married to Mr. Benton T. Efird, Rev. 
P. W. Tucker, officiating 

At the home of the bride's mother, 
Mrs. Nancy Ratliff, near Lilesville, Jan. 
4th, Miss Nancy Ratliff and Mr. .las. 
E. Johnson were united in marriage, 
Rev. J. W. Ingle, officiating. 

On the 21st of December, 1910, Mr. 
Francis Potts Jetton and Miss Bettie 
Kareene Christenbury, both of David- 
son, N. C, were united in holy matri- 
mony, Rev. R. E. Atkinson, officiating. 

On Thursday, Jan. 5, at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hull, in Ruther- 
fordton, their daughter, Miss Alice M. 
Hull, was given in marriage to Mr. 
Victor F. Falls, of Cherryville, Rev. 
L. E. Stacy, officiating. 

Church Architecture. 

Those who expect to build churches 
should be sure to supply themselves 
with information with regard to plans. 
"Down-to-date 20th Century churches" 
by Geo. W. Kramer, of New York, is 
the title of a catalogue which Dr. Mc- 
Murimy commends to our readers. 
Pastors or building committees who 
are proposing to erect new churches 
should write to him for this catalogue. 
His address is No. 1, Madison Ave., 
New York. 

Trinity Park School Notes. 

The Trinity Park School began work 
this week after the Christmas recess. 
The opening has been unusually good. 
Practically all the students have re- 
turned, and there is a large number 
of new students. The enrollment is 
already in excess of that of last year, 
and the spring term has not yet open- 

All the students except four went 
home for the holidays. Those who 
remained here report a very pleasant 

Prof. C. L. Hornady spent Christmas 
at Beaufort. Prof. E. W. Knight was 
ao Aulander and Greenville, and Prof. 
H. C. Doss spent a few days at Chapel 
Hill. The other members of the facul- 
ty spent the holidays on the campus.. 

Rev. R. C. Craven, the new pastor 
of Trinity Methodist church, address- 
ed the Y. M. C. A. at its regular weekly 
meeting last night. 

The mid-term examinations will be- 
gin on January 23, and the spring term 
will open on February 1. 

An Appeal. 

This appeal is addressed to all the 
churches in the State by the executive 
committee of the Lord's Day Alliance 
of North Carolina, Kindly asking that 
you enroll as churches, or as indivi- 
dual members of our Sabbath Alliance 
and make an offering in support of 
the State work on uehalf of a better 
observance, and the preservation of 
the Sabbath in our State. 

Contributions will be acknowledged 
either by the Treasurer, Mr. Charles 
H. Ireland, Greensboro, N. C, or by 
the Field Secretary, Rev. W. H. Mc- 
Master, Charlotte, N. C, care Gen'l 

Sabbath literature will he sent to 
aijy contributors upon request made to 
the Field Secretary. 

Most respectfully submitted, 
W. H. McMaster, Field Secretary, 

L. D. A. N, C, Charlotte, N. 0. 

How the Preacher Erred. 

A somewhat egotistical young divini- 
ty student, who had not yet seen 
enough of life and hard work to lose 
his high estimate of his own import- 
ance in the scheme of things, "sup- 
plied" not long ago in the pulpit of a 
near-by country church. 

When the service was over and the 
congregation was leaving the church 
the young man asked one of the dea- 
cons, a grizzled and plain-spoken old 
farmer, what he thought of the ser- 

The old man. thought for a moment 
before he answered. 

"Well," he said at last, "you had 
some pretty good things to say, young 
man. But you made me think o' Si 
Martin over at the Junction. Si went 
huntin' one day last winter after rab- 
bits. And he followed the rabbit's 
tracks faithful all day long. But he 
followed 'em in the wrong direction." 
— Philadelphia Times. 


Christmas passed off quietly in our 
town. Liquor was very conspicuous 
by its absence. We did not see a sin- 
gle one under the influence of the 
"stuff" during the holidays, for which 
we are most thankful. 

The Christmas exercises at the 
Methodist church was a success from 
start to finish. The songs, recitations 
and drills by the children were fine. 
After these exercises were over each 
member of the Sunday School was 
given a package containing eight 
Northern apples, four nice oranges, 
candy, nuts, etc. Then the attention 
of all was turned to a nice Christmas 
tree that was loaded down with beau- 
tiful presents for all. We cannot leave 
uiis without complimenting the com- 
mittee on the way they so beautifully 
decorated the rostrum and tree. The 
decorations were magnificent. 

From Davidson Station. 

Rev. R. E. Atkinson, the pastor 

Will you please call attention 
through the columns of the Advocate 
tol'an error in the journal of our Con- 
ference relative to Davidson charge? 

/On pages 66 and 67 in the journal 
f6¥ Gramtje Falls charge there was. 
no report except on Sunday Schools, 
but trn page 67 Davidson charge was 


On December 22, at the home of the 
bride's parents in Lenoir, Mr. Fred 
M. Deal was married to Miss Lindsay, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Lind- 
say, Rev. D. H. Comann, performing 
the ceremony. 

On Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Dula, Lenoir, 
N. C, Mr. Robert Lee Stone and Miss 
Ethel Kerley were united in marriage, 

Wilkes County. 

This is simply to say that this new, 
North Wilkesboro District is starting 
off well so far as this writer is able 
to see. Rev. M. H. Vestal, our presid- 
ing elder, we believe is the right man 
in the right place. He takes hold of 
things in the spirit of the Master, and 
at the same time, with the hand of a 
workman. He impresses the people as 
a man of God sent out for a specific 
task. We look for great progress in 
this territory in the Lord's work un- 
der his leadership. Not having so 

many charges as the old Mt. Airy form- 
ally had will give more time on each 
quarterly meeting occasion, and this 
is what the people want. They want 
the presiding elder to come and stay 
around for some three or four days 
and preach three or four times and 
get acquainted with the people and 
be a pastor in some measure. 

Now what I started to write about 
is almost forgotten and the space 
about full. It is the good people of 
the old Wilkes Circuit, now the good 
people of the North Wilkesboro and 
the Wilkes Circuits. Through the 
whole of last year they put this preach- 
er under many obligations to them. 
It was not only the Methodist people, 
but the Baptist, and those of other 
faiths chimed in and did much towards 
making it a pleasant year for this 
parsonage household, and behold to 
finish up the year and in order to give 
the new year a good start, and to 
scatter through these wintery days 
an increase of love, the good people 
of this village came last Saturday, and 
such good things did they bring! and 
in quantities that we will have but 
little use for the store for some 
months. They have all put us under 
renewed obligation to them, and we 
can only ask the great Father above to 
help us to repay in things not ma- 
terial. May God's richest blessings 
be for them and for all our people 
and to all our Zion. Lord help us to 
help them. 

J. W. Kennedy. 


John M. Moore, D. D. 

The sixth Midwinter and Bible and 
Missionary Conference of the Metho- 
dist Training School and the Boat's 
of Missions was held December 26th 
to January 4th, in the Chapel of the 
Training School in Nashville. Twenty- 
two Conferences were represented by 
sixty delegates. The Missouri Con- 
ference led in numbers with a delega- 
tion of eleven, of whom seven are 
presiding elders. The St. Louis Con- 
ference had a delegation of ten pastors. 
The Memphis Conference had seven 
delegates, the Tennessee and North 
Alabama five each, and no other Con- 
ference more than two delegates. 
There were fifteen presiding elders 
and fifteen Conference Missionary 
secretaries in attendance. The sever- 
al Conference Missionary Secretaries 
who are employed hy the Conference 
Boards of Missions were present, and 
they are Rev. W. B. Beauchamp, D. 
D., of Virginia; Rev. M. B. Kelley, oi 
South Carolina; Rev. A. C. Johnson, 
of Missouri; Rev. L. P. Lathram, of 
Alabama Conference; Rev. H. K. Boy- 
er, of Western North Carolina; and 
bald of the North Alabama Confer- 
Rev. G. H. Galloway, of the Mississip- 
pi Conference ana Rev. R. M. Archi- 
ence. Rev. J. W. Bergin, the Confer- 
ence Missionary Secretary of the Tex- 
as Conference was prevented by a 
delayed train from reaching the Con- 
ference until the closing session. 

The program as announced was car- 
ried out with two exceptions. Bishop 
Hoss was detained in Oklahoma, and 
Bishop W. A. Quayle, of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church, was prevented 
from coming by the illness of his wife. 
The unavoidable failure of these two 
distinguished and eloquent speakerso 
brought very keen disappointmtnt to 
the delegates and to those who had 
the institute in charge, yet the feast 
of good things was so bountiful that 
no word of complaint was allowed to 
escape the lips of any who were pres- 
ent On the other hand the expres- 

January 12th, 1911 



sion of eminent satisfaction with the 
entire program was so numerous and 
so emphatic that all were forced to 
say this was evidently the best Con- 
ference that has been held. This is 
a high compliment to Rev. J. M. Mc- 
Culloch, the president Of the Train- 
ing School, who made the program 
and secured the speakers, just as he 
has done in the preceding institutes. 
Progression seems to be his watch, 
word, so that we may expect that the 
next Institute will surpass all that 
have been held. 

Rev. W. W. Pinson, D. D., the Gen- 
eral Secretary of the Board of Mis- 
sions, was the Chairman of the Con- 
ference. In the opening address he set 
forth the aim and outlined what 
should be the spirit of the Institute 
with ringing words that aroused at 
once the enthusiasm of the audience. 
On another evening he spoke on "The 
Significance of the Edinburgh Con- 
ference," and emphasized the remark- 
able features of that great gathering 
of missionary specialists. Through- 
out the General Secretary in his intro- 
duction of speakers and in the an- 
nouncement of topics contributed 
largely to the direction of the controll- 
ing thought of the Institute. 

Bishop W. R. Lambuth never miss- 
ed a session and scarcely an address. 
He delivered two splendid addresses; 
the one on the opening evening on "A 
Survey of Our Missionary Fields and 
Resources," and the other on the last 
day on "Our ' Brazil Mission." His 
recent visit to Brazil as the general 
superintendent, and his long service 
as the department superintendent 
have given him a knowledge of our 
work in Brazil, as well as the needs 
of that republic, which few men pos- 
sess. His intimate relations to all our 
fields, his personal acquaintance witn 
the history of our labors and his wide 
travels over the earth furnished him 
abundantly for the survey of the first 
night. His keen interest in the ad- 
dresses of all the , speakers, his wise 
comments on all uggested plans, his 
genial and sympathetic attitude tow- 
ard all the Secretaries, the delegates 
.and guests, made his presence a ver- 
itable benediction. 

Rev. Professor O. B. Brown, D. D., 
gave opening Bible addresses daily on 
"The Missionary Message of the He- 
brew Prophets." which illuminated the 
Scriptures, awakened religious zeal 
and inspired the preachers for larger 
service in their prophetic office. Rev. 
E. B. Chappell, D. D., the head of the 
Sunday School Department of the 
Church, gave a carefully prepared and 
highly suggestive paper on "The Mis- 
sionary Education of the Children." 
The Missionary Secretaries, including 
Drs. Cook, Rawlings, Reid, Moore and 
Miss Mabel Head gave addresses on 
the work and plans of their various 
departments to which the members 
of the Conference gave most careful 
and' sympathetic attention. Rev. J. D. 
Hammond, D. D., read a very valuable 
paper on "The Mission of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church, South, to the 
Negro." His earnest appeal for the 
colored people was vigorously applaud- 
ed by the audience, and it was heartily 
endorsed by Bishop C. H. Phillips, of 
the colored Methodist Episcopal church 
in a few well chosen sentences. Rev. 
Professor A. M. Traywick on one even- 
ing gave an "Illustrated address on So^ 
cial Conditions in Nashville," which 
awoke new interest in- forsaken sec- 
tions of our cities and the neglected 
classes of our city people. He showed 
clearly that all our cities need a so-, 
cial service which the Church could 
and should render. The. closing ad- 
dress of the Conference was made by 
Rev. Gross Alexander, D. D., on "The 

Ministerial Leadership Demanded for 
our times." A more drastic arraign- 
ment of society and a more caustic 
indictment of social evils one scarcely 
hears in a lifetime. 

The guests which brought messages 
were Rev. Geo. ft. Stuart, D. D. ; Rev. 
Dr. Landrith, D. D.; Rev. A. J. Mc- 
Kelway, D. D.; Prof. D. Spence Hill, 
Ph. D. ; Rev. H. F. Cope, Ph.D. and 
Rev. Professor Walter Rausenbusch, 
D. D. Dr. Stuart occupied one evening 
with a strong address on "Evangel- 
ism." He contended that evangelists 
were needed as a part of any denomi- 
national ministry and that they should 
be sent forth, directed and controlled 
by the authoritative bodies of the 
Church. He is right in his contention, 
and the Church should put forth ef- 
forts, and that right early, to bring 
back into its regular and authorized 
ministry the great company of earnest, 
God fearing men who have been com- 
pelled to give up the itinerancy in 
order to meet the recognized call to 
the work of an evangelist. 

Dr. Landrith, the president of the 
Belmont College, Nashville, delivered 
a very thoughtful and helpful address 
on "Church Federation as an aid to 
the Evangelization of the World." 
This great theme is upon many minds 
in this period of the Church. Dr. Mc- 
Kelway, of Washington City, gave an 
illustrated address on the "Conserva- 
tion of American Childhood." He is 
connected with the Child Labor Bu- 
reau and is engaged in the important 
work of promoting legislation in state 
and nation to prevent child labor. Dr. 
Hill is the professor of Psychology in 
the Peabody College for Teachers in 
Nashville. His address on the "Boy 
Problem" was a scientific treatment 
of the mental life of the child. It was 
instructive and highly suggestive. Dr. 
Cope is the General Secretary of the 
Religious Education Association of the 
United States. His office is in Chica- 
go. He gave three addresses; "What 
Is Religious Education?" "Organizing 
a City for Charter Purposes. "The 
Efficient Laymen." In them he pre- 
sented the claims of the social and 
civic life of to-day upon Christianity. 
He is an enemy to billboards, congest- 
ed alleys, unwholesome tenements, iniq- 
uitous amusements; he is an advo- 
cate of parks, sanitary laws, board of 
health, civic clubs, and all other pro- 
visions that make for social better- 
ment. He believes that the church 
should create the enthusiasm and fur- 
nish the leadership for carrying on 
such campaigns as will bring about 
proper social and civic conditions. 

Dr. Rauschenbusch was looked upon 
as the star of the institute. His great 
book, "Christianity and the Social Cri- 
sis," has given him a place of first 
rank among the advocates of social 
Christianity. For eleven years he was 
the pastor among the poor of the West 
side of New York. He lost his hearing 
and was compelled to give up his 
work. He then became profesosr of 
Church History in the Baptist Theo- 
logical School of Rochester, New 
York. His experiences as a pas- 
tor influenced unquestionably his views 
as expressed in his great book. His 
thought seems to be for the poor; his 
one effort to create sentiment for prin- 
ciples and a system of operation and 
co-operation that will prevent poverty 
and social distress. His great theme 
is "The Kingdom of God". This sub- 
ject and "The Social Situation and its 
call to the Church," - "The Forces at 
Work in the Social Movement" gave 
him an opportunity to open to his hear- 
ers something of the program which 
he would have the Church pursue. On 
Sunday morning he spoke in BIcKen- 
dree church on "The Contributions of 
the Church to the Making of the Na- 


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tion," and a more sane, clear and forc- 
ible presentation of the merits of the 
Church one has seldom heard. He is 
a great soul, with a great mind, a no- 
ble heart, a high purpose, a beautiful 
spirit and a devout attitude toward 
God, Christ and the truth of revela- 
tion. He enriches tne lives that 
touche him and stirs the righteous 
thoughts of all who hear him. 

Vesper services were held each af- 
ternoon at five o'clock and were con- 
ducted by Rev. J. S. French, D D., of 
McKendree Church; Rev. James I. 
Vance, D. D., of the First Presbyter- 
ian Church; Rev. Stonewall Anderson, 
D. D., the Secretary of Education; 
Rev. W. F. Tillett, D. D., of Vanderbilt 
University; Rev. G. H. Detwiler, D. 
D., of West End Church. 

Great as the Conference was, already 
plans are being made for a greater. 
Resolutions were adopted asking the 
Bishops to .co-operate with the presid- 
ing elders of the Church in making 
this midwinter meeting a most influen- 
tial occasion for the Kingdom of God. 
At this time leaders of the Confer- 
ences, presiding elders, secretaries, 
presidents of boards and lay leaders 
should agree upon plans for the mis- 
sionary operations of the year. If 
we are to take our missionary work 
seriously the time has come when we 
must become conscientious about the 
plans and methods which we employ 
in carrying on this work. 

Fire at Taylorsville. 

Just as we go to press a postal from 
Brother W. T. Nelson, of Taylorsville, 
dated January 9th, says: 

Dear Brother Blair: The Metho- 
dist parsonage was destroyed by fire 
here today. Very little of contents 
was saved. Rev. W. O. Davis and 
family lost practically all they pos- 
sessed in the way of furniture, bed- 
ding, silverware, clothing and part of 
a valuable library. Loss about $800.00. 
Insurance, $400.00. 

. W. T. Nelson. 

North Wilkesboro District. 

Rev. M. H. Vestal, the presiding el- 
der writes: Please announce that 
Rev. W. M. Bagby has been placed in 
charge of Elk Park Circuit and that 
Rev. S. W. Brown has been appointed 
to the Helton Circuit. 

Work is starting off nicely on the 

Rutherford College. 

School is now moving on in the new 
term. Already fifteen new students 
have enrolled, and most of the old 
ones are back. All parts of the woriv 
are being entered into with interest, 
and this promises to be a successful 
term's work. Irving B. McKay. 

Weaverville College. 

We are well under way with our 
work of the new year. Fifty-one (51) 
new students have entered since con- 
ference. We have now in attendance 
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others to follow. 

Our faculty is par excellence. Our 
student body is splendid. The health 
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January 12th, 1911 

The Epworth League 

Editor of League Columns 
Miss Blanche Johnson 
435 Walkeb Avenue, Greensboro, N. C. 

Conference Cabinet 
President, Rev. R. B. Atkinson, David- 
son, N. C. ; Vice-President, Rev. D. J. 
Miller, Ashevllle, N. C; Secretary, Rev. 
O. P. Ader, High Point, N. C; Treas- 
urer, Rev. G. G. Harley, Asheville, N. C. ; 
Junior Superintendent, Miss John Starr, 
Greensboro, N. C. 

District Secretaries 

Ashevllle, Rev. G. G. Harley. Ashevllle. 
Charlotte, Rev. W. O. Goode, Charlotte. 
Franklin, Rev. L. D. Thompson, Andrews. 
Greensboro, Miss John Starr, Greensboro. 
Morganton, Prof. I. B. McKay, 

Rutherford College. 
Mt. Airy, Rev. Z. Paris, North Wllkesboro. 
Statesville, T. R. Lothery. Davidson. 
Salisbury, Rev. E. M. Avett, Jackson Hill. 
Shelby, Rev. J. P. Armstrong. 

Bessemer City. 
Waynesville, Rev. C. S. Klrlcpatrlck. 


Winston, Prof. H. A. Hayes, 



Davidson Seniors $50.00 

West Market, Greensboro 75.00 

North Asheville Juniors 25.00 

Bethel Asheville Seniors 25.00 

Haywood St., Asheville 25.00 

Brevard Senior 25.00 

Total $225.00 

We are delighted to acknowledge re- 
ceipt of notice that the Brevard Se- 
nior League will contribute twenty- 
five dollars to the Dormitory fund. A 
splendid way to start the new year. 
We hope many other Leagues will fol- 
low the example of those who have 


"In our League devotional meetings 
let us seek to deepen the prayer spirit 
and to make these meetings truly 
prayer meetings. By the use of our 
great inspired manual of prayer, par- 
ticularly by following the teachings of 
Jesus, we all may learn how to pray." 

The League at Elkin, N. C, has 
been organized with bright prospects 
for a successful year's work. 

"There is a feeling everywhere that 
we are on the eve of a great forward 
movement, Leaguers. Every message 
is optimistic. Are your local condi- 
tions gloomy? Get in closer touch 
with our connectionalism; it will do 
you good to get the vibrations from 
the tread of thousands who are march- 
ing under the banner of a golden cross 
on a white background and bearing the 
motto, 'all for Christ.'" 

"Let us renew our consecration to 
God and to our Church and take up 
the Junior work to the battle cry: 'A 
Junior League in every charge and 
every Junior for Christ.' " 


The Second or Charity and Help De- 
partment of the Epworth League 
strongly emphasizes applied Christian- 
ity or Christianity translated into life. 
Rightly did the great Church of which 
the League is an intergal part, when 
she bade her young sons and daughters 
lay on her altars the lillies of eternal 
beauty and truth, place in correlation 
the Department of Worship with the 
Department of Charity and Help. One 
teaches the conscious saving touch 
of the Altogether Lovely, and abiding 
in the first great commandment, 
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with 
with all thy mind and with all thy 
all thy heart and with all thy soul and 

strength" with every faculty and ca- 
pacity filled with the oneness of Christ, 
the loyal Epworthian will become con- 
strained to the minister of mercy, ful- 
filling the other commandment: 
"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy- 

Sympathy is making beautiful the 
pathway of knowledge, so that young 
hearts may be allured upward to the 
heavenly heights. Just as William of 
Orange led the way for starving Hol- 
land, the young people of refinement 
and culture of today are becoming 
centers of influence and helpfulness 
among the less fortunate. The church 
of God fills the world's great need by 
recognizing the Fatherhood of God 
and the brotherhood of man. Let the 
young army of Epworthians marching 
under Immanuals banners live to help 
it on, and let this love divine reflect 
itself in some poor imitation of the 
Christ who, as he walked among 
humanity, fed the hungry, clothed the 
naked, and healed the sick. With 
this spirit in the soul no longer will 
so-called Christians be troubled with 
the question, "Who is my neighbor?" 
or more selfish mocker cry out with 
Cain, "Am I my brother's keeper?" 
One day when famine had wrought 
great destitution in Russia her famous 
reformer, poet and philanthropist, 
Tolstoi, passed a beggar on the street 
corner. Stretching out gaunt hands, 
with pale lips and watery eyes, the 
wretched creature asked for alms. 
Quickly the author felt for a coin, but 
he found neither purse nor money nor 
ring. 'Then the kind man took the 
beggar's hands in his and said: "Don't 
be angry with me brother." Instantly 
the pale face lighted with a smile as 
he said, "But you called me brother; 
that was a great gift." Returning an 
hour later, he found that the smile 
he had kindled still lingered on his 
face. Kindness had kindled fires on 
the cold altars of the heart. 

There is a legend of Brittany up by 
the sea in some remote age. According 
to the legend, the spires of the 
churches may be seen in the hollow 
of the waves when the sea is rolling 
rough, while during a calm the bells 
musically ring out across the waters 
the hymns appropriate to the day. 
Similarly amid the submerged forces 
down at the bottom of the ocean of 
human life there are yearnings and 
desires for a better life that ring sad- 
ly and perpetually. 

"Look up, lift up," is an Epworth 
League motto. Has one fallen away 
in the race of life, handicapped too 
soon by the fetters of temptation and 
sin? Lend a hand, lift up, and be- 
lieve with Browning: 

"In the wreck of human lives some- 
thing noble yet remains?" 

Is a kind word needed to cheer a 
despondent soul, a heart bowed down? 
It is something to shed a ray of light 
upon the poor , nourish the flowers of 
truth and beauty out of the rubbish of 
life, and by your word of cheer keep 
tired feet from falling and sad hearts 
from breaking. Into the darkened 
chamber where some 'pale-faced suf- 
ferer bears her Gethsemane of pain, 
or in ohme where want an penury 
despoil beauty and kindly surround- 
ings, make flowers a ministry of mercy. 
"For in mute language they speak of 
hope to fainting heart." — Carrie Dash- 
er in Epworth Era. 

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Or days so dark and drear." 

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"During theyear I was at work in 
the slums of Southeast London," writes 
Philip I. Roberts, "the following ex- 
ample of a simple faith came to my 
knowledge. A poor little slum child 
of about eleven developed a malady 
which demanded an Instant operation. 
He was taken to Guy's Hospital, where 
the great doctor who examined him 
had to tell him there was just a fight- 
ing chance for his life. 

"The seats of the operating theater, 
rising tier above tier like the gallery 
of a church, were filled with long rows 
of students who had come to witness 
the greatest surgeon of his time use 
the knife. The little patient was 
brought in and, during some prelimi- 
naries, placed in a cushioned chair. 
Looking around at the great throng of 
men, he said timidly to one of the as- 
sistant doctors: 'Please, sir, I would 
be very glad if one of you gentlemen 
would say just a little prayer for -me.' 

"The surgeon patted him on the 
head and said: *We'll do our best, my 
little man. You must be brave.' 

" 'Yes,' answered the lad, 'I'll be 
brave, sir. But I'd like a wee prayer 
to ask God to help you use the knife 
right, and to help me, too.' 

"There was a profound silence. No- 
body moved, so the little slum child 
knelt down and said: 'Dear Jesus, 
will you please have mercy on me 
now? and if I die will you take me to 
be with you in heaven? I'm only a 
poor, weak little lad, but, please, I'd 
like to live. So, dear Jesus, please 
help this kind gentleman, so that he 
shall do his work right. Amen.' Hav- 
ing said that, the boy climbed on the 
table and lay back with a smile light- 
ing up his face. The anaesthetic was 
promptly administered, but as long as 
there was any consciousness the boy 
was heard praying. 

"The great surgeon stood at the 
head of the table fully aware that he 
was about to perform an operation 
that would test his skill to the utmost. 
For a moment or so he was visibly 
agitated. The students exchanged sig- 
nificant glances. Never had they seen 
their great chief unnerved before, and 
his condition now augured but ill for 
the life of the waif. Yet as he looked 
on the still moving lips of the pros- 
trate boy a great calm stole over the 
doctor. He commenced to operate, and 
immediately realized that the slum 
child's prayer was being answered. 
Coolness of head, steadiness of hand, 
and delicacy of touch all came as they 
were needed. The boy's life hung on 
a mere thread, but the skillful sur- 
geon did not snap it. Though quite 
the most critical he had ever under- 
taken, the operation was performed 
with complete success. 

"Next morning the surgeon stood in 
the ward by the bedside of his little 

"A confident smile lit up the boy's 
face as he said: 'Well, Tommy, Jesus 
heard your prayer yesterday. 'I knew 
he would.' Then his features clouded 

over, and he said: 'You were very 
good to me too, doctor. And I have 
nothing to give, nothing at all.' Then 
a happy thought came to him, and his 
face lit up again and he whispered: 
'But I can keep on praying to Jesus for 
you, can't I?' 

"A great lump came into the doc- 
tor's throat. 'That you can,' he ans- 
wered huskily; 'and that will be bet- 
ter than any sort of money, for God 
knows I sorely need the prayers of one 
like, you." — The Christian Herald. 


Whe little folks fall and bump their 
noses or scrape their knees, how 
mother hastens for the bottle of witch- 
hazel — hamamelis, some of us call it! 
This plant is truly « witch, in more 
ways than one. Wading through the 
snow in a country lane in November, 
when all the trees and bushes are 
bare, save the few Tvrown leaves still 
suddenly cronfronted by a branch of 
rustling on the white oaks, we are 
gay, yellow flowers with long, narrow 
petals looking as if they had been cut 
from crinkly tissue paper. Often 
branches on the same bush bear num- 
bers of curiously shaped seed vessels, 
something like tiny urns. Eagerly we 
break the flowering spray, but let us 
not neglect to take also some of the 
seed-bearing branches. Arriving at 
home, we place all in water in a warm 
room. By and by a sharp report 
startles us, and we jump up to see 
what has happened. "Pop, pop, pop!" 
come the sounds, following each other 
in quick succession, and we see small 
brown seeds flying across the room. 
The warmth has caused some of the 
hazel urns to burst with loud reports, 
and now they look like the yawning 
mouths of serpents just ready to strike. 

Strange properties is this vegeta- 
ble witch said to possess. Far out in 
the country and back in the thinly set- 
tled regions men declare her powers 
marvelous. Perhaps a countryman 
buys a piece of land and wishes to dis- 
cover what hidden wealth may be 
buried" beneath its surface or where 
deep springs of clear water bubble 
far under the ground. He goes to the 
witch-hazel and cuts a forked branch, 
which he holds straight out in front 
of him, and slowly traverses his newly 
acquired land, watching always the 
tip of the twig. Back and forth he 
paces. Ah! The end of the branch 
is bending slowly downward. He stops 
and watches it, fascinated b v its move- 
ments. "Here may be gold or silver 
or perhaps copper — possibly 'tis only 
a spring," he mutters to himself; "but 
there is surely something under the 
spot, for the hazel never speaks an 

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all the powers which the ignorant 
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surely a strange and valuable plant, 
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Woman's F. M. Society 

Conducted by Mrs. L. W. Crawford, W inston-Salem, N. C 



Fear, facing the New Year, 
Thinketh, "What shall it bring?" 
And is dumb: 
Dreading the hidden ways. 

Faith, looking upward, saith, 
"Good is in everything— 
Let it come: 
God ordereth the days." 

This is our New Year's bliss — 

He is mine and I am His. 

All the days, 

All the ways, 

Lead us home. 

Let us pray. Let us praise. 

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From Woman's Evangel. 


Our Society was organized March, 
1910, by our efficient district secre- 
tary, Mrs. Frank Martin. We had a 
very encouraging beginning, twenty- 
two (22) members having been en- 
rolled at the first meeting. Twelve 
(12) new members have sincet been 
added making a total of thirty-four 
(34) . Our president, '(Mrs. W. E. 
Franklin) is a thoroughly competent, 
christian woman and the monthly 
meetings are always full of interest 
and information. She especially in- 
sists that each member shall be well 
read along all missionary lines. We 
are praying with expectant hearts for 
success as we strive to obey our Sa- 
vior's last command, "Go ye into all 
the world." With hearts aglow with 
missionary enthusiasm, depending up- 
on Him we prayerfully, hopefully en- 
ter the "fields so white to the harvest" 
either by going or sending. 

The year which came to us twelve 
months ago all fresh and young is old 
and weary and dying. A New Year 
is at hand to crowd him from his place. 
Listen to them as they speak to one 
another. The Old years says to the 
New Year: "Take this iman, and 
show him greater things than I have 
been able to show him. You must be 
for him a fuller, richer day of the 
Lord than I could be.'' The New 
Year says to the old: "I will take 
him, and do for him the best that I 
can. • But all that I can do for him 
will be possible only in virtue of the 
preparation which you have made, only 
because of what you have done for 
him already." — Phillips Brooks. 

Ebenezer — Hitherto hath Jehovah help- 
ed us. 

Not that (we) have already attained 
but (we) press on; 

There remaineth yet very much land 
to be possessed (for) 

Of the increase of the government 
there shall be no end. 

Jehovah said, I will give thee the na- 
tions for thine inheritance and the 
uttermost parts of the earth for 
thy possessions. 

Every place that the sole of thy foot 
shall tread upon to you have I 
given it. 

Only be strong and very courageous 
to- observe to do according to all 
— commanded thee. 

Lift up your eyes and look upon the 

This is a day of good tidings. 

And who knoweth that Thou art not 

come to the kingdom for such a 

time as this. 
Therefore speak unto the children of 

Israel that they go forward. 
Jehovah, thy God, is in the midst of 

thee, a mighty one. 
He it is that doth go before the, He 

will be with thee, he will not fail 


With God nothing shall be impossible 

If ye have faith — nothing shall be im- 
possible unto you. 


This wish, beautifully printed, was 
sent to each member of Saint An- 
drew's Church, New York City, by 
the pastor, Dr. George C. Peck: 

I wish for you health of body — That 
you may be able to eat well, sleep 
soundly and work hard without sense 
of strain. ' 

I wish for you health of mind — That 
you may be able to enjoy good books, 
real .friends and the laughter of chil- 
dren; that you may think frankly of 
yourself, generously of others and 
hopefully of the future. 

I wish for you health of soul — That 
you may be able to hold both body 
and mind to their tasks; that, lack- 
ing physical soundness, you may still 
be well; that you may bear pain with- 
out wincing and defeat without bitter- 
ness; that you may believe unquestion- 
ably in goodness, and be very sure of 

I wish for you all this in the name 
of Him who is the "Saving health of 
our countenance and our God." 


"Another year is but another call of 

To do some deed undone and duty 


To think some wider thought of work 
for God; 

To see and love with kindlier eye and 

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Until acquainted more with Him and 
keener eyed 

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Woman's H. M. Society 

-Mrs. W. L. Nicholson, FJitor, Charlotte, N. C. 


"Who bids for the little children — 

Body and soul and brain? 
Who bids for the little children — 

Young and without stain? 
"Will no one bid," said England, 

"For their souls so pure and white, 
And fit for all good and evil 

The world on their page may write?" 

"We bid," said Pest and Famine; 

We bid for life and limb; 
Fever and pain and squalor 

Their bright young eyes shall dim. 
When the children grow too many, 

We'll nurse them as our own, 
And hide them in secret places, 

Where none may hear them moan." 

"I bid," said Beggary, howling; 

"I'll buy them one and all; 
I'll teach them a thousand lessons — 

.To lie, to skulk, to crawl. 
They shall sleep in my hair, like mag- 

They shall rot in the fair sunshine; 
And, if they serve my purpose, 
I hope they'll answer thine." 

"I'll bid higher and higher," 

Said Crime, with a wolfish grin, 

"For I love to lead the children 
Through the pleasant paths of sin. 

They shall swarm in the streets to 

They shall plague the broad highway 
Till they grow too old for pity 
And ripe for the law to slay. 

"Prison and hulk and gallows 

Are many in the land; 
'Twere folly not to use them, 

So proudly as they stand. 
Give me the little children; 

I'll take them as they are born, 
And I'll feed their evil passions 

With misery and scorn. 

"0ve me the little children, 
&e good, ye rich, ye wise; 
.Altd let the -busy world spin 'round 

While ye shut your idle eyes: 
And your judges shall have work, 

And your lawyers wag the tongue, 
And the jailers and policemen 

Shall be fathers to the young." 


"0 shame!" said true ilregion. 

"O shame that it should be! 
I'll take the little children — 

I'll take them all to me. 
I'll raise them up in kindness 

From the mire in which they've 

I'll teach them words of blessing; 
I'll lead them up to God." 

"You're not the true Religion," 

Said a Sect, with flashing eyes; 
"Nor than," said another, scowling; 

"Thou'rt heresy and lies." 
"You shall not have the children," 

Said a third, with a shout and yell; 
"You're anti-Christ and bigot — ■ ' 

You'd train them up for hell." 

And England, sorely puzzled 

To see such battle strong, 
Exelaimed with voice of pity; 

"O friend, you do me wrong! 

0 cease your bitter wrangling! 
For till you all agree 

1 fear the little children 

Will plague both you and me." 

,,But all refused to listen, 
Quoth they: "We oide our time." 
And the bidders seized the children — 

Beggary, Filth, and Crime. 
And the prisons teemed with urchins, 

And the gallows rocked on high, 
And the thick abomination 
Spread reeking to the sky. 

— Anonymous. 

With the beginning of this year, 
1911, we trust the women of the 
Western North Carolina Conference 
Society will make more active efforts 
to enlist the children in saving the 
whole world for Christ. If the chil- 
dren be taught in infancy and youth 
that they too have a part in this mat- 
ter, then when "Crime", "Beggary" 
and other evils bid for them there 
would be small chance to secure them. 
| According to the papers we have 
read, we understand that the fiscal 
yjear in our missionary work would 
coincide with the calendar year, and, 

of course, end with December, but 
this is not the case. The fiscal year 
will not close until the last of Feb- 
ruary, as heretofore. There will be 
no change in the financial manage- 
ment for the present. All will be 
glad to know this since it will save 
untold confusion in reports and in 
collections. The reports for the first 
quarter and this quarter will go for- 
ward, together with the collections, 
exactly as they have always done. 


Many will be pleased to learn that 
our consolidated missionary paper will 
be known as the "Missionary Voice." 
May it speak in most persuasive ac- 
cents to many who have been deaf 
to other appeals. 


In Florence, S. C, about the middle 
of December, there was held a meeting 
in which all who are striving to save 
"America for Christ" should be inter- 
ested — this was the State Associa- 
tion of Charities and Correction. Of 
course all know that this is a volun- 
tary association of men and women 
who are interested in the intelligent 
helping of their physically and moral- 
ly unfortunate fellows. 

At various times we have comment- 
ed on the growth and' growing service 
of such organizations. It would be 
difficult to estimate their influence not 
only in the creation and intelligent 
direction of public sentiment but in 
securing definite reform legislation. 
For our people may, at times, need for 
their arousing the crash of the brass 
band or the stirring rhetoric and zeal 
of the "barn stormer", but in the 
translating of impulse into action they 
owe much to the quiet organizations of 
intelligent students and thinkers and 
conscientious workers. 

We wish we had room for a full dis- 
cussion of the needs, especially in our 
towns for better organization of our 
charities. We note that in a few towns 
such organizations already exist with 
growing effectiveness, and in others 
there is a movement toward them. 

With organizations there would be 
no need for street beggars. Most of 
the present indiscriminate, and there- 
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gar to the self-respect of partial or 
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January 12th, 1911 

The Sunday School Lesson 


FIRST QUARTER— LESSON 3— JANU- veal the best which Is being done to the 
ARY 15th, 1911. gazo of men; to be a prophet for the 

pi also of all which Is noble as well as 
for the condemnation of all which Is 
evil; this Is to be a full-orbed prophet who 
speaks God's whole message to the world. 

There Is the wlnsomeness of prophecy as 

Golden Text. — But be ye strong, and well as the sternness) of prophecy. The 
let not your hands be slack; for your prophet must always be deeply In earn- 
work shall be rewarded. 2 Chron. 15:7. est, but he must not forget how to praise 
and he must not forget how to smile. 

it if y "I h ave coughed and coughed 

IrAlJ LjIITIGIS un ^' my ' un ^ s sore an( * 
of ^7 weak." Go at once to your doc- 

tor. Do not delay another hour. Ask him all about Ayer's 
Cherry Pectoral. Then take it or not, as he says 

J. 0. Ay or (Jo . 
Lowell, Maw. 

2 Chron. 15:1-15. 

A Good King. 

Asa won the praise of those who told 
the story of his reign. He must have 
made a favorable Impression on his con- 
temporaries, and so when naratives and 
traditions were fused together into the 
accounts which were to come down to 
later ages, it was the story of a reign 
wholesome and earnest in its main mean- 
ings. Asa made mistakes. His judgment 
could not always be depended upon. But 
he was a sincere man. He set his face 
away from black evils which had blighted 
the past of his people. He set his face 
toward the good and loyally sought to 
bring a better day. The king's own 
purpose was felt through the various 
ranks of society. The court life of the 
people felt the stimulus and the uplift 
which came from having a king who was 
concerned about the character of his 
people. The earnestness of the king help- 
ed to guide him. It gave him an instinct 
for what was really of the utmost im- 
portance in the past of his nation's life. 
It gave him a standard by which to 
judge what he should uphold and what 
he should condemn. Statecraft was not 
merely a matter of policy to Asa. It 
was a matter of conscience. 

This moral earnestness of the king 
found its deepest expression in his re- 
ligious life. He really depended upon 
Jehovah. He really sought to do His 
will. The reforms of Asa were the re- 
forms of a king who was taking the 
moral meaning of religion very seriously. 
There Is no secular temper about the 
reign of this ruler. Matters of religion 
are very compelling in his own life, and 
he secures for them a vital emphasis in 
the life of his people. 

Whenever a nation's political leader- 
ship is in the hands of men of serious 
moral purpose and true religious spirit, 
there is much cause for gratitude. The 
whole atmosphere breathed by the peo- 
ple comes to have a new and invigorating 
quality. The moral and religious im- 
peratives come to be felt as a part o> 
the very life of the nation. Ideals cease 
to be merely dreams and become pro- 
grams to be carried out. Through all 
the ways and byways of the land the 
influence of high leadership goes. A 
statesman may bring great intellectual 
and personal gifts to the service of his 
nation. When he also brings at the 
base of these the gift of a life where the 
moral and religious sanctions are given 
the rJlace of control, he is able to do the 
most for the people whom he serves. 

A Prophet's Encouragement. 

We are told that King Asa was greatly 
stimulated by the words of a phophet 
named Azariah. This prophet praised the 
king's fidelity and promised God's favor 
if he would continue faithful. His words 
were hearty with a consciousness of the 
divine approval and urgent in their insist- 
ence that the king go on in his work 
for Jehovah. 

In Azariah we come upon a fine and 
pleasing function of the preacher. He 
is to encourage men in goodness. His 
criticism of life not only includes a con- 
demnation of the evil, but an emphatic 
appreciation of the good. 
. Again and again the prophets found it 
necessary to utter hard and stern truths 
to the men of their time. The lips fairly 
burned with the heat of the ethical con- 
demnation they were forced to express, 
and the modern preacher must speak 
many a downright and penetrating word 
to stir the sluggish conscience to face 
those dread moral issues which they 
would fain ignore. 

But there are good things to praise, 
as well as evils to condemn. The Chris- 
tian religion has not been at work in the 
world nearly two thousand years without 
tangible effect. The forces of righteous- 
ness and the forces of Christ are mightily 
at work in our time. The life of which 
we are a part has felt their influence. 
And for the heartening of men it is good 
that moral victories which have been 
won and are won should be celebrated. 
To find quiet and unobtrusive goodness 
and to praise and encourage it; to re- 

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A National Revival. 

The king of Judah was so much Im- 
pressed by the woHs or the proDhet that 
at once new vigor was infused Into all 
the moral and religious aspects of his 
administration. He made himself the 
relentless foe of old abuses. He planned 
and carried out a great national religious 
festival, in which the people renewed 
their covenant of loyalty to Jehovah. 
There was a great sacrifice and an im- 
pressive ceremonial. The nation plighted 
its faith to Jehovah and all for which 
His worship stood. 

Neither priest nor church nor nation 
has the right to come between the naked 
soul and God. The individual decision and 
the individual loyalty are the point of 
strategy In religion. 

But while this is true, it is also to 
be said that there is a social aspect of 
religoin, which a sharply individualistic 
age may easily fail to appreciate. There 
is a social stimulus of individual decision 
and of individual loyalty which may be 
of the greatest value. The church and 
the nation may give the individual a good 
atn'osphere in which to do his thinking 
and deciding and living; or they may sur- 
round him with an atmosphere so full 
of ethical and spiritual lethargy or posi- 
tive evil that it is with the greatest diffi- 
culty that the individual has any deep 
and real life. 

The national revival in the reign of 
Asa gave every individual in the kingdom 
a new and fuller opportunity. It offered 
the very best soil for the individual life 
to grow and thrive. Each man felt the 
pressure of the eager devotion of the mul- 
titude of others and together they sought 
to enter into the meaning of God for 
them and for their nation. The matter 
of social reinforcement in religion de- 
serves careful study. It will throw a 
flood of light on the meaning of public 
worship and it will help us to feel the 
largeness and manysidedness of that re- 
ligious life which is at once the secret 
relation of the individual soul to God, 
and the outreaching together of a multi- 
tude of men and women with earnestness 
and devotion mutually reinforced. 

Sincere Seeking After God. 

Of course the danger of a public move- 
ment like the one of Asa's reign is that 
it may be a formal act of reverence with- 
out genuine moral and spiritual out- 
reach behind it. There is the possibility 
that it may be the holy body of devo- 
tion without the soul of devotion. 

This, we are told, was not true of the 
revival in Asa's time. "They had sworn 
with their heart and sought him with 
their whole desire." This it was that 
informed the whole movement with pro- 
found significance. It was not an idle 
and pompous ceremonial with no heart 
behind it. The brilliancy of the festival 
did not hide a great moral emptiness. All 
that was external was the vehicle of a 
deep outreach after God. The great 
sacrifice was the visible symbol of a 
mightier sacrifice of the spirit. The peo- 
ple's whole desire reached after God, 
and this lifted what might have been a 
noisy but lifeless ceremony into a great 
religious movement. 

In this story of a large and impressive 
religious festival one gets at the real 
relation of form and ritual in religious 
life. Whenever ritual is the expression 
of devotion, as these sacrifices were the 
true symbol of the people's outreach after 
God, all is well; but where ritual is the 
substitute for devotion, when one uses 
the form because one has nothing deeper, 
then there is a tragedy in the religious 

The real questions about forms of wor- 
ship are two: Are they such forms as 
may naturally and genuinely express hu- 
man outreach after God? Are they be- 
ing used as a true and earnest method — —— — 

In the old days, when a man offered FREE to You $1.00 

up a sheep because his heart was so full 
of devotion that it must find expression, 
he was a true worshiper; but when he 
built an altar for the sacrifice of the 
sheep and had no altar In his heart, it 


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in King Asa's reign we are told that a 
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The Farm and Garden 


From David Grayson's "Adventures in 

A city hammers and polishes its 
denizens into a refined model; it 
worships a standardization; but the 
country encourages differentiation; 
so many great and original men have 
lived their youth upon the land. It 
would be impossible to imagine Abra- 
ham Lincoln brought up in a street of 
tenements. Family life on the farm 
is highly educative; there is more dis- 
cipline for a boy in the continuous 
care of the cow or a horse than in 
many a term of school. Industry, pa- 
tience, perseverance are qualities 
inherent in the very atmosphere of 
country life. The so called manual of 
training of city schools is only a poor 
makeshift for developing in the city 
boy those habits which the counu/ 
boy acquires naturally in his daily 
life. An honest, hardworking country 
training is the best inheritance a 
father can leave his son. 

tie lass interested in her tomato vines 
and she will soon become aware that 
she can raise many things besides to- 
matoes. Her garden will furnish her 
good healthy exercise, and no small 
training in actual raising of vegeta- 
bles and a most practical, although 
simple glimpse of domestic economies. 
The corn clubs are calculated to do 
much for the farmers of the next gen- 
eration; the tomato clubs will, do no 
less for the future wives and mothers. 
— Selected. 



Intensive Methods Taking the Place 
of Old Haphazard Methods. 

This is pre-eminently a day of agri- 
cultural advance. Intensive farming 
methods are rapidly taking the place 
of the old haphazard method of 
planting. Improved corn culture, im- 
proved cotton culture, and other 
methods of progress are being ex- 
perimentally practiced on all sides. 
In all this awakening no feature holds 
quite as much encouragement as does 
the care which is being bestowed up- 
on the training of the next generation. 
Up and down the entire section Boys' 
Corn Clubs are competing for prizes 
and the officially measured yields in 
many instances are gratifyingly large. 
This attention to the boys is indeed 
the keystone of the whole matter. 
There would be little use in improving 
agricultural methods unless the im- 
provement is to be made permanent. 

Nor should the efforts of those en- 
gaged in training the young be con- 
fined to the boys. Hundreds and hun- 
dreds of girls whose dresses are now 
at their knees will be needed in the 
course of a few years to make farm- 
ers' wives for the boys who are rais- 
ing corn. Shall the head of the house 
be trained so that nis interests shall 
center in the soil and the sharer of 
his lot be left without any interest at 
all? The farmers' wife has played 
a great part in the up-building of the 
land but her lot has been a lonely 
one. The man has his work in the 
field to occupy his time and attention. 
His wife after the household affairs 
are looked after, has little to distract 
her. Of course rural free delivery, 
rural telephones and good roads are 
doing much to ameliorate this condi- 
tion but this fact does not offer any 
good reason for not giving the farm 
girl as areful training as that received 
by her brother. 

It is this point which lends most 
interest to the girl's tomato clubs 
which are being organized here, there 
and everywhere just now. The girls 
have shown much interest in the 
boys' corn clubs, some of them even 
entering into competition and one in 
Clarendon county, S. C, actually won 
a prize, but corn growing is not es- 
pecially suited for feminine tastes 
while tomato growing is. Get the lit- 

Did you ever stop to think how 
beautiful kindness really is? In your 
walks have you ever met a young 
woman gently supporting on her arm 
an old, old man? He is blind. Time 
has brought the silver to his hair. His 
steps are slow and feeble. With a 
cane he picks his way on, all the way 
guided and directed by the one who 
is so good to him. At the crossing 
of a street she says, "Here is a step 
up. Careful now! Step up!" Or, 
"Now down! Carefully!" So on they 
go, chatting all the way, the old man 
seeing things on every side through 
the eyes of his companion. And how 
your heart was stirred by the sight. , 

Or a young man is watching the 
steps of his wee brother. Boys do not 
always have the patience to do that. 
But see how carefully this one guards 
his brother from everything that 
would harm him! The world has no 
sweeter sight than real, true manly 
kindness toward one who is weak and 
needs help on life's way. 

On a stage coach one day a number 
of passengers rode many miles to- 
gether. Ont man drew into his shell 
settled down on the seat and never 
spoke a single word from one end of 
the journey to the other. Do you think 
that man looked beautiful to those 
who were his companions that day? 

A little bit of steel struck by a mal- 
let will chip away the hardest granite. 
Unkindness is the keenest steel in all 
the world for the chiseling away of 
beauty in face, life and character. No 
matter how lovely the face might be 
in the beginning, if the one who pos- 
sesses it gives way often enough to 
harsh and unkind words, the beauty 
will surely fade out of her face. 

But how kind is God to the one 
who is always thoughtful of the com- 
fort of those about him? With his 
own hand he traces lines of beauty 
over the features of one who is kind. 

Do you want to be beautiful? Then 
be kind. Kindness costs something; 
it would be worth nothing if it did 
not. — Exchange. 

"BBelieve me that when I tell you 
that the thrift of timt will repay you 
in after life with a usury of profit 
beyond your most sanguine dreams, 
and that the waste of it will make 
you dwindle, alike in irtellectual and 
in moral statue, beyond your darkest 
reckonings." — Gladstone. 

"Seek not proud riches, but such 
as thou mayest get justly, use soberly, 
distribute cheerfully, and leave con- 
tentedly." — Bacon. 


I have an arrangement by which I 
can furnish the best machine on the 
market to you at a special price, and 
on easy terms. For particulars ad- 
dress: Rev. L. P. Bogle, Henrietta, 
N. C. 


cv The Origin of Roystcr Fertilizers. 

Mr. Royster believed that suc- 
cess awaited the Manufacturer of Fer- 
tilizers who would place quality 
above other considerations. This 
was Mr. Royster's idea Twenty- 
seven years ago and this is his 
idea to-day; the result has been that 
it requires Eight Factories to supply 
the demand for Royster Fertilizers. 



The Famous 

Is the Lamp of Real Beauty 

because it gives the best light of all 
lamps. The Rayo gives a white, soft, 
mellow, diffused light— easy on the 
eye because it cannot flicker. You 
can use your eyes as long as you wish 
under the Rayo light without strain. 

The Rayo Lamp is low-priced, and 
even though you pay $5, $10 or $20 for 
other lamps, you may get more expensive 
decorations but you cannot get a better 
light than the low-priced Rayo gives. A 
strong, durable shade-holder holds the 
shade on firm and true. This season's 
new burner adds strength and appearance. 

Once a Rayo User, Always One. 

. Dealers Every/where. If not at yours, write for descriptive 
circular to the nearest agency of the 

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January 12th, 1911 

Our Children's 
Home Department 

Conducted by H. A. Hayes 


Rev. T. F. Marr, D. D., President, 

Rev. N. It. Richardson, Vice-President, 

Mount Pleasant 

Q; F. Ivey, Secretary Hickory 

J. A. Glenn Winston-Salem 

d, L. Hackney Asheville 

C. II. Ireland Greensboro 

Rev. H. K. Boyer, D. D Charlotte 

Rev. Harold Turner Statesville 

J. L. Nelson Lenoir 

J. K. Norllect Winston-Salem 

S. L. Rogers Raleigh 

Walter Thompson Concord 

James A. Gray, Treas Winston-Salem 

Rev. .1. P. Rodgers, Financial Agent, 


H. A. Hayes, Supt Winston-Salem 

"A solemn thing it is to me 
To look upon a babe that sleeps. 
O little lids now folded fast, 
Must ye learn to drop at last 
Our large and burning tears?'" 


Children need much sleep. When 
children are fretful the most frequent 
cause is lack of sleep. The little 
nerves are weary and quivering, and 
sleep, "tired nature's sweet restorer," 
is the one thing needful to put the 
little ones in tune for laughter and 

We have in our home a group of 
children known as the "little thir- 
teen". They are "no kin", but they 
play together happily all day long. 
Crying, fretting, fussing are practical- 
ly pnkiiown among them. This, not 
because they lack spirit. It is the 
healthiest, happiest lot of youngsters 
one would find in a long day's journey. 
They laugh and shout, they sing and 
play. But they do, not cry or fret. 
This may sound marvelous; but it is 
.true. If any one doubts, let him come 
and see. 

How does it come about? A friend 
visiting in the home for several days 
and observing the life of these little 
ones, said: "It is a miracle of love." 
No doubt love has much to dp with it. 
So has proper feeding, and wise dis- 
cipline, and other things. But we are 
persuaded that the main thing con- 
tributing to the uniform good temper 
and happiness of these children is an 
abundance of sleep. 
""Our little ones have their supper 
early and are in bed by six o'clock, 
and they sleep till six o'clock in the 
morning. Twelve solid hours of sleep! 
Of course they rise happy. And the 
happiness usually abides all day long. 
But during the day if there is evidence 
of weariness or bad temper the little 
one is put to bed and allowed to 
"sleep it off." 

This plan works like a charm. Try 


We had a glorious Christmas. Our 
children were well, in fine physical 
condition to enjoy the fun and the 
good things to eat. We went to the 
Christmas services and tree at West 
Knd. Then on Monday we had a 
tree of our own. Saturday night we 
hung up our stockings, and Santa 
Claus found them and filled them. 

And the Christmas dinner! As the 
old darkoy said: It was "a 'ticular 
sarcumstance." The housekeeper and 
the cook certainly did themselves 
proud on Christmas Day. 

And there were, no serious casual- 
ties — we are all alive to tell the tale. 

* * * * 

Doll babies! Doll babies! Doll ba- 
bies.!!! All sizes and shapes. All 
complexions and dispositions. Sleepy- 
heads and cry-babies. Some made of 
the dust of the earth, and some made 
of saw dust. And others so "fearfully 
and wonderfully made" as to defy an- 
alysis or descriptions. 

If all these babies grow up to be 
fed and clothed and educated we shall 
be financially ruined. 

* * * * 

Speaking of Santa Claus: Our chil- 
dren are persuaded that the good old 
saint has a great many brothers and 
sisters all over this Western North 
Carolina country and in some places 

My! but how the good things did 
pour in upon us! Good things to eat, 
nice things to wear, beautiful things 
to look at, and jolly things to play 

It was a happy Christmas — the hap- 
piest we ever knew. We are not so 
old but that we recall the glamour and 
glory of our own childhood's Christ- 
mas time. But we are sure that we 
get more real joy out of Christmas 
now than we did then. 

You see, then we had the happiness 
of only one child; now we have the 
accumulated delight of a great many 
children. The enjoyment is real and 
personal — not general and speculative. 
Every smiling face, every shout of 
happiness, every coo of delight as a 
little one mothers her doll baby, every 
thrill of this happiness is our very 
own, because it is in the lives of these 
precious children whom we love. 

Yes, it was a happy Christmas. But 
somehow or other laughter and tears 
were close together. We played with 
the children, and, heart and voice were 
in tune with trumpet and drum and 
the shouts of the little ones. Then we 
unpacked the bundles and boxes and 
barrels of good things sent in for 
the children's Christmas cheer, we 
read the tender message of love that 
came pouring in, and our heart got 
so full it ran its joy into our eyes and 
blinded them with tears. 

Dear, dear friends, if you could see 
how much pleasure comes to the chil- 
dren from your simple gifts, you would 
be repaid a thousand fold for what 
you do for them. 

Conrad, Pfafftown, $10.00; Broad St. 
Church, Statesville, $15.15; Frank Gur- 
ley, High Point, $10.00; W. L. Killian, 
Newton, $10.00; Prospect Circuit, $10- 
00; Total, $376.60. 

ING JAN. 7th, v911. 


Some of our readers are saying that 
our plan wont work for them because 
their children are different. What a 
multitude of sins and follies are sought 
to be excused in those who claim 
to be different from other peqrfple. 
Eccentric geniuses and common 
cranks, psychological monsitroslties 
and what not, they are "not like other 
folks," and for that reason must have 
a special code of morals and rules of 
action different from those applying 
to ordinary mortals. This is the claim 
of the criminal in the prison cell and 
of the mother for her spoiled darling. 

This notion is a delusion and a 
snare. It will ruin the child and break 
the mother's heart. 


Our chldren believe in Santa Claus. 
They have almost seen him. At least 
they have seen the evidences of his 
spirit and have enjoyed his bounty. 
They recognize him as the special 
messenger of their heavenly Father 
and of his Hon, Jesus Christ, whose 
coming into the world, made the first 

Todd Sunday School, $1.50; Pleas- 
ant Grove Sunday School, $5.43; Glen- 
coe Sunday School, Summerfield, 
$1.30; Olin Sunday School, $5.25; First 
Church Sunday School, Salisbury, 
$22.52; Waynesville Sunday School, 
S7.02; Shelby Sunday School, $18.00; 
Total, $61.02. 


: Mt-. Pleasant Church, Sherrill's Ford, 
$1.80; Asheboro Circuit, $9.85; Spring 
Garden St. Church, Greensboro, $5.00; 
Rev. J. P. Rodgers, Winston-Salem, 
$5.00; Advance Church, $1.25; J. S. L. 
Orr, North Charlotte, $10.00; Snow 
Creek Church, Iredell Circuit, $2.86; 
Franklin Station, $30.54; Allan D. Ivie, 
Leaksville, $8.00; Waynesville Church, 
$10.00; Lexington Church, $57.79; Cen- 
fenary Baraca Class, Winston-Salem. 
S8.33; Reidsville Church, $6.00; Mrs. 
Cordelia Gregg, Winston-Salem, $3.00; 
Capt. Rawley's Class, Centenary Ch. 
Winston, $25.00; North Monroe 
Church, $5.00; Pilot Mountain Church, 
$1.56; Chestnut Grove Church, Pilot 
Mountain, $3.50; Little Yadkin church, 
Pilot Mountain, $1.60; Pinnacle 
church, Pilot Mountain, $.95; Mrs. and 
Mr. I. R. Self, Lincoln ton, $5.00; Mrs. 
W. T. Wright's Sunday S. Class, Wins- 
ton, $6.30; Mrs. Lou Flinn, Greens- 
boro. $2.00; Dellwood Church, $1.50; 
Canton Church,$55.00; Weaverville Sta- 
tion, $3.00; Miss Sudie Mille, Char- 
lotte, $1.00; Elks of Winston-Salem, 
$30.84; Maiden Circuit, $8.78; A. E. 

7, 1911. 

John White & Co 

Established 1887 
H ighest market price paid 


and HIDES. 



Farmington: D. D. Gregory, $5.00; 
J. L. Ward, $5.00; Rev. A. G. Loftin, 
$10.00; Bonte Loftin, $.50; Heber Lof- 
■ in, $.50; H. J. Fry, $.25; E. P. Walk- 
er, $.50; Miss Lena Johnson, $1.00; 
L. J. Home, $5.00; M. C. Ward, $5.00; 

. . A.. Taylor, $5.00; Dr. Whitehead, 
Salisbury, $10.00; Total, $47.45. 


Dr. Whitehead, $10.00; W. A. Taylor, 
$5.00; Bonte Loftin, $.50; Heber Lof- 
tin, $.50; H. J. Fry, $25; E. P. Walk- 
er, $.50; Miss Lena Johnson, $1.00; 
Total, $17.75. 

Paid on Former Subscriptions. 

Salisbury: S. J. Horton, $1.00; W. 
T. Burke and C. S. Morris, $2.00; S. 
B. Ross, $1.00; W. A. Fowler, $1.00; 
J. D. Norwood, $4.17; Mr. and Mrs. N. 
H. Barnhardt, Concord, R. F. D. 4, 
$4.00; B. B. Doggett, Caroleen, $3.00; 
Mrs. C. C. Brown, Weaverville, $5.00; 
G. W. Johnson Jamestown, $10.00; B. 
L. Owenby, Asheville, $4.00; Geo. L. 
Hackney, Asheville, $12.50; J. A. Rus- 
sell, Charlotte, $12.50; W. J. Glass, 
Concord, $5.00; J. P. Redding, High 
Point, $25.00; Mrs. R. C. Butner, Pilot 
Mt, $2.00; J. S. Atkinson, Elkin, $25.- 
00; J. F. Dwire, Greensboro, $3.00; D. 
A. Sides, Kannapolis, $2.00; G. D. Ray, 
Burnsville, $25.00; J. W. Harris, High 
Point, $50.00; Mrs. W. ;C. Wilson, 
$5.00; Mrs. C. J. Goodman, Concord, 
R. F. D., $10.00; J. R. Dellinger, Low- 
ell, R F. D., $6.00; P. W Eagle, States- 
ville, R F. D., $5.00; W. H. Tudor, 
Thomasville, $3.00; John Leonard, 
Lexington, R. F. D., $1.00; W. D. Shu- 
maker, Charlotte, $1.00; E. L. Kirk, 
Rutherford College, $1.00; G. S. Boren, 
Pomona, $50.00; Gov. R. B. Glenn, 
Winston-Salem, $25.00; J. C. Cowen, 
Rutherfordton, $5.00; C. W. Kirk, 
Wadesboro, $2.00; Wm. E. Johnson, 
Greensboro, $2.00; J. C. Smith, Shelby 
$25.00; Jr. Baraca Class, Ramseur, 
$3.00; Mrs. R. C. Kyles, Kannapolis, 
$5.00; W. W. Peeler, Randleman, $1.- 
25; Miss Maggie Watts,. Statesville, 
R. F. D., $2.00; W. D. Cuthbertson, 
Monroe, R. F. D. 5, $2.00; J. A. Magee, 
Winston-Salem, -$1.00; Miss Annie 
Wardin, Charlotte, R. F. D. 7, $1.00; 
G. F. Ivey, Hickory, $20.00; J. W. 
Clay, Hickory, $5.00; Gay Green, Ashe- 
ville, $25.00; J. A. Clapp, Randleman, 
$3.00; Rev. J. B. Tabor, Lewisville, 
$2.50; J. Bis. Ray, Burnsville, $10.00; 
Rev. and Mrs.'W. M. Curtis, Greens- 
boro, $25.00; J. D. Moore, N. Wilkes- 
boro, $25.00; T. A. Dunn, Mt. Holly, 
$5.00; Total, $491.67. 

Supplies Received. 

Mrs. J. G. Botlinger and friends, Mt. 
Holly, Bedding and Clothing; Ladies' 
Aid Society, Polkton, Box of Clothing; 
W. H. M. Society, Haywood St. church, 
Asheville, 1 Box Clothing; Ladies' So- 
ciety, Randleman, Two Comforts; 
Philathea Class, Ramseur, 1 Doll and 
1 Handkerchief for every girl in the 
Home; A. H. Giles, Fonta Flora, 200 
lbs of Flour and Dried Fruit; Mrs. 
Joseph Wardin's Sunday School Class, 
Charlotte, R. F. D., Outfit of Clothing 
for one girl; Junior Philathea Class, 
Thomasville, One Comfort; W. H. M. 
Society, Waxhaw, Bed Clothing; S. P. 
Goforth, King's Mountain, Bed Cloth- 
ing and Provisions* Lee S. Smith, 
Muir's Chapel Sunday School, West 
Greensboro, Dry Goods and Clothing; 
Washington St. Sunday School, High 
Point, Dolls, Ribbons, Handkerchiefs, 
Towels, Hose, Dress Goods; Lenoir 
Sunday School, Box of Clothing ana 
Toys; I. M. Reynolds, Greensboro, Box 
Oranges; R. B. Horn & Co., Winston- 
Salem, Box of Candy; Kress's Wins- 
ton-Salem, Bucket of Candy; George 
P. 'Brown, Winston-Salem, Barrel of 
Apples; Shelby Sunday School, Box 
of Clothing and Toys; W. H. M. So- 
ciety, Jamestown, Clothing, Bed Cloth- 
ing and Toys; Mrs. Bowman Gray, 
Mrs. Jas. Gray and Mrs. Galloway, 
Winston-Salem, Dolls and Balls for all 
the children; C. P. Carmichael, Wins- 
ton-Salem, one box of oranges; Carrie 
Bell Stanfield, One Pair of Gloves; 
A. Friend, Statesville, One Dozen 
Handkerchiefs; W. F. Byers, Oarp- 
leen, One Dozen Cans of Beans; J. L. 
Moore's Sunday School Class, Moores- 

Sleepless Nights 

"My wife is of a nervous tempera- 
ment, and has suffered much from 
sleeplessness. Since using Dr. Miles' 
Nervine she has greatly improved 
and now sleeps well." 
W. W. FISHBACK, Redkey, Ind. 

When the nerves become weak, 
worn-out, excitable from over- 
work, worry, grief or mental ex- 
haustion, their turbulent condition 
prevents that total relaxation that 
induces sleep. 

Dr. Miles' Nervine 
by its soothing and quieting influ- 
ence and by strengthening and re- 
plenishing the exhausted nerve force 
brings profound and restful sleep. 

The first bottle will benefit; If not, tha 
druggist will return your money. 



r Boy* want en coot ageraen. , 
if they don't get it at bonte they _ 
Fgo elsewhere. Teach them to earn tbelrl_ 
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it Instructive, Interesting, profitable when 

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In various unusual combinations. Saves time, 
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Opinm, Whiskey and Dmgr Habits treat- 
ed at home or at Sanitarium Book on 

SQDJCCt Free. DR. B. M. WOOLL E Y , 
23 Victor Sanitarium, Atlanta, Ca. 

ville, Box of Handkerchiefs and Hose; 
West Salem Sunday School, Winston- 
Salem, Hosiery, Fruit, Candy, etc.; 
Centenary Sunday School Infant Class, 
Winston-Salem, Oranges; C. B. Wat- 
son, Winstonf-Salem, Two Boxes of 
Oranges; Miss Julia Albea, New Lon- 
don, Six Testaments; Mrs. Jones and 
Sunday School Class, Franklin, One 
Doll and Outfit; Unknown, One Box 
of Oranges; Main St. S. S. Thomas- 
ville, One Box of Christmas presents; 
George P. Miller, Sylva, One Box of 
Bedding and Clothing; Mrs. J. P. 
Rodgers, Winston- Salem, Lot of Cloth- 
ing; Evelyn McGehee, Winston-Salem, 
Two Pairs of Shoes; Mrs. R. J. Fos- 
ter, Hickory, Doll; Mrs. Meda Ballard, 
Troutman, One Box of Clothing, Fruit, 
etc.; Mrs. Ida J. Smith, Cullowhee, 
Box of Butter; Unknown, Shelby, Tie 
and Muffler; Miss Effle Miller, Wins- 
to-Salem, Six Dolls; W. H. M. So- 
ciety, Shady Grove Church, Waynes- 
ville District, 20 Cans of Fruit; Mrs. 
J. H. Hatch, Charlotte, One Jacket; 
Rev. T. A. Boone, Mocksville, Lot of 
illuminated Bible Texts; Broad St. S. 
S., Statesville, One Box of Christmas 
Goods, and Groceries, and one box 
of Fruit; Broad St. W. H. M. Society, 
Statesville, 2 Boxes of Canned Fruit; 
Central S. S., Concord, One Box of 
Christmas Presents, 1 barrel of Cann- 
ed Fruit; Main St. Church, Gastonia, 
by Mrs. R. D. Atkins, one Box of 
Clothing, Drygoods, and Testaments; 
Ladies' Aid Society of Albemarle, One 
Sack of Dried Fruit, 1 Quilt; Main 
St. S. S., Reidsville, 300 lbs. of Flour, 
200 lbs. of suagr, and large lot of 
miscellaneous supplies; W. B. Minick 
and brother, Elkin, twelve Study Ta- 
bles; Tom A. Allen, Anderson, 1 Box 
of Potatoes and Oranges; W. H. M. 
Society, West Market St. Church, 
Greensboro, One Box of Comforts and 
One Box of Clothing; First Church, 
Salisbury, One Box of Christmas Pres- 
rnts and Clothing; Unknown, One 
barrel of Oranges; Unknown, One 
Barrel of Oranges, apples and Candy; 
Miss Lola Matheson and Sunday 
School Class, Andrews, One box of 

January 12th, 1911 




Great Strides Forward Made in Rural 

Newspapers are chronicling the pro- 
gress of the farmer, and the investiga- 
tions which have been made, prove be- 
yond any doubt that the Telephone is 
playing a leading part in the evolution 
of country life. 

Indeed, the Telephone has caused a 
revolution in all our ways, habits and 
systems, and the countryman without 
it, has a hard time keeping tab on his 
own best interests. Wires are crossing 
the country in every direction and aie 
becoming more and more popular as a 
source of convenience, profit and pro- 
tection. Shopping in the country dis- 
trict, and in the far distant town is 
done by telephone. People are imme- 
diately "on" to it wnen anything oc- 
curs to affect the market; they know 
just what the weather man is expect- 
ing the next day or two; they call doc- 
tor, fireman or police; they break mo- 
notony by chatting with their friends; 
they do hundreds of things — too nu- 
merous to enumerate — by telephone, 
saving an incalculable amount of time, 
money and labor. 

Farmer's Telephone Companies have 
sprung up in every section of this coun- 
try and render the most wide-reaching 
and highest standard of service. They 
are local companies, formed in connec- 
tion with the Southern Bell Telephone 
Company, enjoying the advantage of 
long distance connections. The ques- 
tion of method and procedure is easily 
settled; in fact, in a great many cases, 
the farmers cut the poles from their 
own land and construct the lines at 
dull periods at practically no cost. And 
then to think, that there are people 
who are still trying to struggle through 
life without Telephone service in their 

A pretty booklet, brimful of interest- 
ing facts in regard to the great many 
advantages of rural telephone connec- 
tion, cost of construction, etc., has just 
been published, and is free for the ask- 
ing. Apply to the Farmer's Line De- 
partment, Southern Bell Telephone & 
Telegraph Co., No. 19 South Pryor 
Street, Atlanta, Ga. 


^ "Fortune has its worth; the im- 
prudent abuses it, the hypocrite speaks 
of it, and the worthy man uses 
it"— Delille. 


At a recent meeting of the Board of 
Trade of the City of Worcester, Mass., 
F. H. Wentworth, Secretary of the 
National Fire Protection Association, 
discussed the subject of the shingle 
roof. In his opinion the wooden 
shingle is not a roof covering, but 
its use for this purpose is a genuine 
crime. "Except that they are not plac- 
ed with malicious intent, wooden shing- 
les have all the dire qualities of a 
fagots piled about the victim to be 
burned at the stake. Any person who 
witnessed the Chelsea conflagration 
cannot be other than the enemy of the 
shingle roof." 

"If the roofs of a city are incom- 
bustible, any conflagration in it will 
nave a distinct fire line, and this fire 
line will of course, extend itself, as 
the conflagration advances. In Chel- 
sea, after the first hour, there was no 
fire line. The whole city was afire 
from the different centres, caught 
from shingle roofs, the belated citizens 
who sought to save their goods knew 
not where to fly. Horses, dogs, men, 
women, cats and swarms of rats ran 
into the streets together, the live coals 
dropping upon them as they sought 
avenues of escape. They were im- 
poverished victims of the shingle roof, 
but for which half the household goods 
in Chelsea might have been saved." 

Have you ever considered the roof 
that covers your own head? Suppose 
a fire were to occur near you, where 
would you be? Metal shingles are the 
only thing to cover a house with and 
the very best metal shingle in the 
world is Reeves Embossed Metal Tile, 
guaranteed rain, wind, storm and 
lishtning proof. Cheaper than slate 
or wood shingles, and will last as long 
as the house lasts. If you are going 
to build, or are interested in a build- 
ing of any kind, church, school or 
what not. The Reeves Manufacturing 
Co., Canal Dover, Ohio, will send 
samples of the Reeves Embossed Metal 
Tile and descriptive catalogue. This 
is too important a matter to rush over, 
so write the Reeves Mfg. Co. today. 

When the last hour of youth is gone, 
with its opportunities for preparation 
neglected and unimproved, there is 
nothing that can be done to repair the 
harm. "Some things God gives often. 
The seasons return again and again, 
and the flowers change with the 
months; but youth comes twice to 
none." Thus each period of life has 
its own closing, its last hour, in which 
work is ended, whether well done or 
neglected. Indeed, we may say the 
same of each day: its end is the clos- 
ing of a definite season through which 
we can never pass again. We may 
think of each single day as a minia- 
ture life. It comes to us new; it goes 
from us finished. 1'here are three 
hundred and sixty-five days in a year. 
The only way to have a well-finished 
year is to finish the tasks and duties 
of each day as it passes. A marred or 
a lost day anywhere along the years 
may lead to loss or even sore misfor- 
tune afterwards. — J. R. Miller. 

Take the Old Standard Grove'fl Taste- 
less Chill Tonic. Tou know what you 
are taking. The formula Is plainly 
printed on every bottle, showing It is 
•Imply Quinine and Iron In a tasteless 
<orm, and the most effectual farm. For 
arrnwn p^oplf* and chiWrnn. K " rents 


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VOL. LVL— No. 3 


Doctor Lee was visiting England last summer and sent us the following 
very helpful letter. We hope every preacher * * * who desires a gen- 
uine revival in his church, will not only read this letter, but will read- it to 
his people. Let us all return to the "old paths,' seek a new baptism of the 
Holy Spirit and a new supply of "the old time religion" in both pulpit and 

"One could never tell from any sermon I have heard in England, this 
summer, that there was such a thing as evolution, higher criticism, advanced 
thought, or a new day dawning in religious history, it has been a joy to hear 
sermons in which Christianity was not defended, but the truth of it declared. 
It was my privilege once to hear Voltaire quartered and obliterated at a 
camp-meeting on a hot night in the woods of Murray County, Ga. The preach- 
er belonged to the local ranks, he weighed over two hundred pounds, and he 
seemed bent on putting Voltaire and Tom Paine out of business to a company 
of poor country people who had never heard that such men had lived. It 
occurred to me then that the minister was wasting time and breath. One cannot 
keep from being impressed in the sermons he hears here, with the complete 
absence from them of any reference to those who had contrary opinions. The 
preachers seemed to feel it their duty to preach the positive Gospel of the 
Lord Jesus Christ, as if no such people as Celsus, Voltaire, higher critics, 
new light champions, or advanced thinkers, so-called, ever lived. 

Last Sunday, for instance, I attended service in a little Wesleyan Metho- 
dist Chapel in Chertsey out in the country twenty-five miles from London. 
There was first a hymn, then a short invocation, followed by reading a 
chapter from the scriptures, then another hymn followed by a five minutes' 
sermon to the children in the audience, then another hymn, followed by a 
longer prayer, then a second lesson from the Scriptures, then another hymn 
followed by the sermon. The minister was a Rev. Mr. Westlake, the superin- 
tendent of the circuit. The regular circuit preacher was just leaving for 
another field, having served out his three years. The superintendent made a 
beautiful reference to the work of the pastor, and then read a text from the 
writings of St. Paul and proceeded to deliver one of the most spiritual ser- 
mons I have heard. It was simple but direct, and impressed me as a message 
straight from heaven. I noticed that when each person found his seat, he 
bowed in silent prayer. Not a word was spoken by one to another until after 
the benediction was pronounced. Then the conversation was low and subdued 
as if they all felt they were in the house of God. Some of the people ap- 
proached our party and expressed the hope that we had enjoyed the service, 
and that we would return to the evening service. I had a new insight from 
the sermon, the prayers, the hymns, of what an inestimable blessing real 
worship is. The prayer of the minister bore up the congregation into the 
very presence of God. His every word was bread for the hungry soul. His 
sermon seemed to be the utterance of one who stood inside the sacred precinct s 
of the heavenly world. One lost sight of the meagerness of earthly cares and 
concerns, as he stood in the presence of things eternal. England looked 
little, the pomp and circumstances of royalty, the great thundering rush of 
the business world, all looked small and insignificant in the face of the 
eternal realities the minister was disclosing. Temptations lost their hold, 
the things of time and sense lost their grasp on heart nad mind, as the mes- 
senger from heaven unfolded the wealth and sweep of the Word of God. 
The world St. Paul faced was the same world guilty men and women face 
today. The comfort and inspiration the great Apostle found in Christ was 
just as accessible to those in the storm-tossed world now, as they were to 
him. There was no way out of sorrow and trial and sin, except through 
Christ.^Christ stood over against human weakness as its only strength. He 
stood over against human despair as its only hope; He stood over against 
the meanness and littleness of human life, as its only significance and 
dignity. Christ was to the soul what bread is to physical hunger, what water 
is to Christ, what light is to vision, what fire is to zero-weather. In Christ 
the soul had everything! outside of Him, it had nothing but husks and 
vanity and ilusion and afterwards bitterness and death. Christ was not a 

dogma merely. He was not an intellectual proposition; He was not even a 
creed; He was the very life of our life; the very truth of our intelligence, the 
very law of our will, the very beauty of our imagination. To take Christ 
our of humanity was like taking the sun out of the heavens; Christ was a 
country, a climate, a living, all enswathing force; He could be touched and 
felt as the body could be touched and moved by fire. He needed no more to 
be defended than bread or gravitation needs to be defended. It was only 
necessary to move into Him and know Him, and catch the light of His 
life into our worn and weary faces, to recommend Him to every dying man 
and woman. Christ won human hearts as flowers win us. No one could 
see him reproduced in a life, without feeling He was the balm of every 
wound, the solution for every problem, the light of every dark situation. 
Doubt might stand out against a defense of Him, logic might stand up against 
an argument about Him, or for Him, but no subtlety of reason could resist 
Him, as He lived Him, as He lived His own blessed life, again in the spirit 
of His disciple and servant. The slaves of Christ were the only freemen. 

All this and more the preacher made plain, so that nothing except a heart, 
set on wickedness and disobedience could have resisted. It was easy to lift 
one's heart in thanksgiving and praise to God for the unspeakable gift of 
His blessed Son. I came away from the service feeling that I wanted to 
present Christ to the people as that man had presented Him to me and his 
congregation that day. I could not help praying God to forgive me that I 
had not learned before to declare Him in so winsome and appealing a fashion. 
It was a heart-searching time with one poor Methodist preacher in the little 
Chertsey Methodist Church, and I will never cease to thank God for finding 
the way to that chapel on last Sunday morning. 

Last Sunday week, I attended service in a Church of England place of 
worship, near here in the country. The service lasted an hour and the ser- 
mon twelve minutes. It was a very ethical discourse, but did not go to the 
heart and do one-half so much good as the simple sermon of the Wesleyan 
preacher. I was, however, impressed there with the reverence and devotion 
of the people. They chanted the Psalms and the Lord's prayer, and almost 
every other part of the service in which they were called to take part. It was 
beautiful and artistic and fed the demands of one's esthetic sense, but it was 
like painted fire to burning embers, in comparison to the service in the Chert- 
sey chapel. The art was there also, but it was incidental, that was beautiful 
also, but it was unconscious. The Holy Spirit never gets into a service with- 
out making it beautiful and sweet, because He refines, and transfigures and 
lifts up every soul that receives Him and yields to Him completely. 

No one can spend even a few weeks here without seeing what an enor- 
mous power the Non-Conformists of England are wielding in the life of the 
nation. Nothing has demonstrated this fact more completely than the final 
action of parliament as to the precise wording of the religious oath King George 
is to take when he is crowned next June. It has been the custom for the 
King to swear allegiance to the reformed church established by law and 
known as the Church of England. The question in parliament has been dis- 
cussed ably. It has been contended by the Church of England partisans that 
the oath should not be changed, but the Non-Conformists have contended 
that mider the terms of the ancient oath, the King could belong to no other 
than the Church of England; that a Presbyterian from Scotland, for instance, 
though by family relations he might be heir to the throne, yet he could not 
be King. So the matter has been finally settled by prescribing that the 
King's oath shall simply bind him in the future to remain a Protestant. No 
King of England, under the terms of the new oath, can never be a Roman 
Catholic, but he can be a Presbyterian or a Baptist, or a Wesleyan Methodist, 
or a member of any Protestant Church. 

This is a remarkable concession to Non-Conformist opinion. Even Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, the Primate of all England, contended for the latest 
wording of the King's Church oath. — Rev. J. W. Lee, in St. Louis Christian 



January 19th, 1911 


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The pastor who has the tact and patience to 
organize his, work now will find at the end of the 
year that he has not labored in vain. Things are 
not accomplished in any department without organi- 
zation. There is enough latent force in any congre- 
gation to do the work that ought to be done, but 
it is latent, and we must not expect it to become 
active and ■ effective till we have organized so as 
to develop it. 

1. Organize for Soul-Saving.. This is the great 
mission of the church, and no matter what else may 
seem to be overshadowing this for the time being, 
we shall make a great mistake if we fail to make 
this the first object to be attained in all our work. 

Effective organization for soul saving will involve 
the whole membership. Mr. Wesley gave us the 
outline of this in his class organization. The class 
meeting was not intended simply to watch over the 
membership, but to utilize each small segment of 
the congregation to get others saved. Mr. Wesley 
knew what every other conscientious pastor must 
discover, that a great body of believers can be 
successfully employed in Christian work only in 
small bodies co-operating, each in its given locality. 
So the class is the unit of congregational organiza- 
tion in its effort to evangelize the community. It 
is true today that the poor, helpless sinner must 
come to Jesus, as came the helpless victim of the 
palsy, (Mark 2:1-4) "borne of four." That is, that 
the sinner is brought to seek salvation by the co- 
operative effort of those who are saved. 

It may seem a far cry to many — wen an im- 
practical suggestion; but we believe that a pastor 
wno will divide his congregation into small classes, 
and place each class under the direction of a leader 
who will at least hold one cottage meeting a week 
for prayer and effort at soul-saving, will find tne 
genuine revival fires kindled before many moons. 
Such a system of organization and work is logical 
and we do not see how there can be reasonable ex- 
pectation of thorough and successful revival work 
without it. Yet this is the plan of our Book of 
Discipline, and many will be surprised to find on 
a careful study of this little book that Mr. Wesley 
was even wiser than those who have attempted to 
revamp our system and adapt it, as they claim, 
to more modern conditions. The later methods of 
organization, have in many places, we fear, only 
taken the evangelistic heart out of our work and 
left it an empty and lifeless form. 

2. Organize for Sane and Successful Finance. 
Our failures in finance are a perpetual reproach to 
the church and they are to be attributed more to 
lack of organization and system than to all other 
causes combined. The same class organization 
recommended above is the key to success in finance 
as well as soul-saving. In fact, Mr. Wesley is said 
to have organized the class meeting first with the 
view of securing the offering of each member 
for every week. Why should not the Board of 
Stewards feel that they are doubly fortified against 
failure with a batch of faithful leaders in the con- 
gregation to help them locate the members and 
secure the offerings? Let the reader look into this 

and see again what a prince of organizers Mr. 
Wesley was. Will there ever be a time when the 
class organization would not suggest itself as the 
rational solution of our financial difficulties? Can 
we think of conditions where this plan could be 
other than rational? Perhaps those who contend 
for new methods have failed to look into Mr. Wes- 
ley's methods with that care which would enable 
them to appreciate them fully. There is some hope 
that, when we have worn ourselves out with super- 
ficial methods of later church statesmen (?) we 
may yet return to the sane and simple organization 
outlined in the plan of Mr. Wesley. One difficulty 
in the way of adopting such plans of organization 
is that they were intended to be operated by con- 
verted men and women, and they do not fit the 
other sort of people who have managed to get into 
the church. 

3. Organize for the Promotion of Intelligence. 

Here again the class system adapts itself at once. 
Instead of a single Epworth League in a congrega- 
tion there should be practically as many as there 
are classes. There is no reason why congregations, 
divided as we have suggested, should not do all the 
work in the way of promoting intelligence that is 
done by the one organization and do it more effec- 
tively. It is the shame of the church in almost 
every congregation that so few really know anything 
of the history, organization and work of the church. 
The explanation of this is mainly the fact that con- 
gregations have made no serious organized effort 
to secure for families or individuals the means of 
promoting intelligence. Class organizations can 
easily co-operate in promoting Bible reading, the 
reading of good books, the circulation of church 
papers and all necessary means of information that 
the membership may be properly informed and may, 
therefore, be capable of taking intelligent interest 
in all the work of the church and of having a zeal 
that is according to knowledge. 

Let every pastor and every officer of the church 
give careful thought to the importance of organiza- 
tion and of directing such organization as may be 
practicable toward the accomplishment of these 
definite ends, and the year 1911 will bring larger 
and better things than any former year. 


A meeting in the interest of the Laymen's Move- 
ment in the local churches was held in the First 
Presbyterian church, Greensboro, last week, be- 
ginning on Thursday evening and closing Friday 
evening. This was the anniversary of the great 
Laymen's Convention held in the city last year. 

A very interesting program had been arranged 
and there were present Dr. Smith, of Richmond, 
representing the Laymen's Movement in the South- 
ern Baptist church, who spoke on Thursday even- 
ing; Dr. Reid, leader of the Movement in the M. 
E. Church, South, and Dr. Reavis, leader in the 
Southern Presbyterian church. Dr. Reid spoke on 
Thursday evening and Dr. Reavis on Friday even- 
ing. These distinguished men made fine addresses 
and had a fairly good hearing. Besides these there 
were present Rev. T. F. White, returned missionary 
from Porto Rico, of the Southern Christian Con- 
vention, who spoke on the work in Porto Rico; 
also Mr. S. R. Harris, of the Methodist Protestant 
church, who spoke on The Broadening Effect of 
the Laymen's Missionary Movement on the Indi- 
vidual. There were also addresses by Rev. J. 
Kenneth Pfohl, of the Moravian, church, and Rev. 
J. H. Peele, of the Friends. These latter speaking 
in the day meetings, did not have a large hearing 
although they had messages worthy or a large 

The report made by the Tabulating Committee 
was very encouraging and shows what an impetus 
has been given the work by the great Convention 
held here a year ago and as the result of methods 

then inaugurated. It showed that 17 churches 
had made reports, the totals following: 

Communicants 5,329 

Number who pledged to missions 2,422 

Total pledged $19,549.00 

Per Capita 3.67 

*Paid to date 13,013.00 

Total paid last year 7,188.00 

Churches having mission study classes 6 

Missionaries in field 5 

Churches making every member canvass. . 9 
Churches holding Laymen's Missionary 

Meetings Quarterly 4 

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did not begin the weekly collections for some weeks 

after the convention, therefore the entire year is 
not yet out. All churches agree to raise the amount 
pledged within the year from the time they .began. 

The following resolutions setting forth the mis- 
sionary policy of the Greensboro churches were 

Resolved first — That we return our thanks to 
the Great Head of the church for His signal bless- 
ing upon the work inaugurated by the Laymen's 
Missionary Convention of January 12-14, 1910, by 
which the pledges made twelve months ago have 
been fulfilled. 

Second — That we express our hearty commenda- 
tion upon the work, plans and methods of the 
general committee of the National Laymen's Mis- 
sionary Committee. 

Third — That we agree during the next twelve 
months, with God's help, to put into operation 
these plans and methods of work, in our individual 
churches and, in particular, agree to endeavor to 
organize and conduct Men's Mission Study Classes, 
to have our churches adopt the plan of systematic 
weekly offerings for foreign missions, using the 
duplex envelopes and to make the every member 
canvass for foreign missions. 

Fourth — That we will endeavor to conduct Quart- 
erly Laymen's Missionary meetings in our churches. 

Fifth — That as individual men who recognize 
the binding obligation of the last great commis- 
sion of our Lord we will endeavor to send His 
Gospel to the whole world in this generation, and 
that this might be accomplished we will devote 
ourselves to the task of arousing interest among 
church members at home. 


The manner in which the Legislature handled 
the Macon County bill introduced by Mr. Ray, the 
representative from Macon, indicates what is likely 
to be the result when, later, a bill is introduced 
prohibiting the sale of Near-beer and other intoxi- 
cants in the State. There is scarcely room for 
doubt that such a bill will be enacted into law 
before the present General Assembly comes to a 

However, the friends of the cause of soberness and 
good order should not rest in any uncertain secur- 
ity on this matter. The form of petition printed 
in the Advocate last week should be prepared, 
circulated and numerously signed in every com- 
munity and forwarded to the Senators and Repre- 
sentatives of each county and district so that there 
may be no room for doubt as to public sentiment 
on this question. This should be done at once, as 
it takes time to get all the signatures and trans- 
mit them to the hands of the representatives. Let 
pastors and leaders in every congregation arrange 
for the securing of these petitions at once. Delay 
is dangerous. 


Rev. H. K. Boyer, our Conference Missionary 
Secretary, when he recently visited Nashville, se- 
cured Dr. C. F. Reid for a series of addresses 
in Charlotte and last Sunday was the time for him 
to come. The program for the day was announced 
beforehand so that he preached at Tyron Street 
Church at the Sunday morning service, the sub- 
ject being missions; and he had much to say of 
the wonderful work that is constantly growing to 
be more wonderful in Korea. 

At 4 p. m., he spoke to men at Trinity Church, 
on the work that laymen have to do and created 
much enthusiasm and interest among the breathren. 
There were some three hundred men present and 
they heard him with intense interest. At night he 
spoke at Brevard Street Church to a full house and 
delivered really one of the finest missionary ad- 
dresses I ever heard. Dr. Reid lived in China for 
seventeen years. His ears and eyes were open and 
he knows how to tell what he heard and saw in 
that wonderful land. His descriptions of the vast 
extent of the kingdom, of its mighty rivers and 
mountains, of its vast natural and undeveloped re- 
sources, of its rich valleys which are covered for 
hundreds of miles with frtile and beautifully tilled 
fields and gardens, was a revelation to those un- 
familiar with that mighty Oriental land. Then he 
told the people about the Chinaman, his sense of 
honor, his dependableness, his care to do honestly 
and well his work, and the opportunity now of the 
church to reach with the gospel the millions in 
that field who need the belssings of salvation. He 
thinks that a people who possess so many good 

January 19th, 1911 



qualities have in them capacities for development 
into the richest and noblest characters through 
grace. Then he urged the importance of saving 
China because the salvation of China means the 
the salvation of fully one-fourth of mankind, for 
every fourth man on this planet is a Chinaman; 
every fourth child born into the world looks into 
the face of a Chinese mother and every fourth 
man who dies goes into eternity from a Chinese 
ihome. Dr. Reid made a fine impriession in 
Charlotte and sowed seed that is sure to take 
root and develop an increased harvset for good. 

On Monday Dr. Reid and Bro. Boyer went to 
Lincolnton to attend the Shelby District Missionary 
Institute and from there went to Columbia, S. C. to 
fill an engagement. Bro. Boyer has engaged Dr. 
E. H. Rawlings of our Mission Board to spend 
several days in Charlotte next month and he will 
address all our congregations in the city. All the 
preachers have entered upon their work full of 
faith and hope and the year promises much of 
encouragement. S. 


— Bishop John C. Kilgo spent last Sunday in Ral- 
eigh preaching at Edenton Street Church in the 
morning and at Central Church at night. 

— Rev. R. E. Hunt, of Randlemau, writes that he 
has been very warmly received by the people of 
his charge, and that congregations are large. 

— Rev. J. A Sharp of the Pleasant Garden Cir- 
cuit, is making a very encouraging start on his 
new charge. His stewards are co-operating with 
him in an effort to organize the charge. 

—Rev. J. J. Eads requests us to correct an -oiror 
which appears in the Conference Minutes in ihe 
report from China Grove Circuit. The amount paid 
preacher in charge should have been $357.32 instead 
of $457.32, as published. 

— The Lenoir News says: Among the very few 
things saved from the fire in Trinity College, was 
a portrait of the grandfather of President Craven, 
who founded Trinity College, and remained its 
President over fifty years. 

—We are indebted to Rev. Harold Turner for a 
beautiful calendar which he distributes in his con- 
gregation every year. It has a number of approp- 
riate religious mottos for each month and is gotten 
up in a very artistic and pleasing style. 

— We are requested by Rev. W. H. Willis, pre- 
siding elder of the Waynesville District, to an- 
nounce that Rev. J. D. Arnold has been appointed 
pastor of Haywood circuit, the appointee, Rev. M. 
B. Ridenhour, having declined to take charge. 

— We note with regret the death of Mr. R. H. Field, 
of Charlotte, which occurred at his home in that 
city last week. Mr. Field was sick only one hour 
with accute indigestion. He was a member of 
Trinity church and a man of exemplary character. 

— Many kind things have been said by the State 
press about Mr. Samuel L. Rogers, who has re- 
cently retired from service as a member of the 
Worth Carolina Corporation Commission. His years 
of faithful and important public service have great- 
ly endeared him to the people of North Carolina. 

— Mrs. F. H. E. Ross, Assistant Treasurer of the 
Board of Missions, Nashville, Tenn., is visiting for a 
few days in the city. She made a very helpful talk 
at the meeting of the Home Mission Society of 
West Market Street Church on Monday afternoon. 
Her visit and talk was very much enjoyed by her 
eld friends and neighbors. 

— Rev. H. K. Boyer, Secretary of Missions for 
th& Western North Carolina Conference, attended 
Jhe Anniversary meeting of the Laymn's Missionary 
Convntion in this city last week. He has just re- 
cently returned from Nashville, Tenn., where he 
attended the Missionary Institute held at the Mis- 
sionary Training School. Brother Boyer is very 
properly taking advantage of every opportunity to 
inform himself fully with regard to the work be- 
fore entering upon any systematic campaign. 

—The Charlotte Observer says: No expense is 
being spared by the local Trinity College Alumni 
Association to make the approaching alumni 
banquit one of the most elaborate of the sort ever 
given in the State. It will occur on the night of 
January 26. Several distinguished speakers have 
been invited as guests of honor, among them Presi- 
dent Few of the college. There will be representa- 
tives of the alumni of Irdell, Gaston, Cabarrus and 
Union. Covers will be laid for 150 or 200 guests. 
— Rev. P. C. Battle has accepted work as special 
- representative of the Universal Book and Bible 

House, of Philadelphia. He will handle all kinds 
of religious books, making a specialty of the Story 
of the Bible as illustrated and explained by Rev. 
Jesse Hurlbut. This book takes up the Bible by 
books and explains and illustrates each one, making 
it easy to understand. All in the city or vicinity 
interested in good books will do well to see Brother 
Battle and supply themselves with what they need 
in this line. 

— The Executive Committee of the Board of Trus- 
tees of Greensboro Female College was in session 
all day Tuesday, January 10th. The purpose of the 
meeting was to decide on plans for a new dormitory. 
Fourteen architects submitted sketches and those 
of Hook and Rogers, Charlotte, N. C, were accepted. 
The building contains thirty-six bedrooms, and will 
accommodate seventy-two girls. It will cost twenty- 
five thousand dollars. As yet the trustees have no 
money in sight for the erection of this building, but 
an effort will soon be made to secure the necessary 
funds. The past three years the college has been 
turning away students for want of room, and a 
new dormitory is necessary before any further 
progress can be made. 

—Rev. Otho J. Jones, of New London Circuit, 
writes that his work is opening up nicely for the 
new year, and that he has been the victim of several 
poundings. Besides this, the New London people 
presented him with a purse of $35.00 as a Christmas 
present. The Stewards have also advanced the 
salary for the coming year. If Brother Jones tells 
many more such tales about the good people of 
New London and how comfortable they are mak- 
ing it for him he may excite the envy of some less 
fortunate brother who may proceed to have him 
ejected. All such acts of kindness on the part of a 
pastoral charge prove to be a good investment and 
return to them a hundred fold increase in many 
ways. God bless the good people of New London. 


We are requested by Prof Hayes, Superintend- 
ent of our Children's Home, to say that a rather 
serious error occurs in the January number of 
the Children's Home Record. In the third 
column on the second page, under the heading 
"Credits on the Ten Per Cent.", the word can 
is used for cannot. It should read as follows: 

These funds cannot be credited on the ten 
per cent. 

1. Fifth Sunday collections in the Sunday 

2. Special pledges by individuals, classes, 
or other organizations, for the support of par- 
ticular children. 

3. Subscriptions secured by the financial 
agent on Building or Endowment funds. 

All other contributions in cash received by 
us may be credited on the assessment fund. 
We shall be glad for all donors to specify the 
charges that should receive credit for their 


A movement is now on foot to construct a great 
trans-State highway from Beaufort harbor to the 
Tennessee line. This proposed central highway 
is to run through Newbern, Kinston, Goldsboro, 
Smithfield, Raleigh, Durham, Hillsboro, Graham, 
Greensboro, High Point, Thomasville, "Lexington, 
Salisbury, Statesville, Hickory, Newton, Morganton, 
Marion, Asheville and Marshall. The State high- 
way commission is to locate the road and each 
county authorized by the Legislature to appropriate 
$50 a mile of road in its borders. A general con- 
vention of the counties interested is called to meet 
in Raleigh Tuesday, February 14th, and each 
county, city and town is requested to send 
delegates,., as are also civic bodies along the 
proposed route. A bill is to be gotten through the 
Legislature. As much of this line is already built 
it will require only a few gaps filled in to complete 
it through the central and Piedmont section and 
we sincerely hope that the scheme will not fail. 
* * * * 

Southern Good Roads, published by the Southern 
Good Roads Publishing Co., Lexington, N. C, enters 
the third volume with the January issue. This 
publication, for which the public is mainly in- 

debted to the enterprise and public spirit of Mr. 
H. B. Varner, of the Davidson Dispatch, is one of 
more than ordinary interest in this era of road build- 
ing and road improvement. The artistic style in 
which the magazine is gotten out together with 
the large fund of information on this live topic 
makes the publication desirable in almost any 
home. We advise any of our readers who have 
not seen a copy of this publication to write to Mr. 
H. B. Varner, Lexington, N. C, and secure a copy. 

* * * * 

Last week the price of turpentine jumped to 82 
cents, the highest ever known in the history of the 
trade. It is predicted that the price is likely to 
continue to rise indefinitely as the source of supply 
is well-nigh exhausted. This is but one item in the 
bill of expense the country has contracted by the 
failure to conserve our resources. The pine tree 
which in former years covered almost the whole 
Atlantic slope, furnishing an almost unlimited sup- 
ply of the crude material from whicn turpentine 
is manufactured, has almost entirely disappeared. 
The pity of it is that this majestic forest has been 
slaughtered by the lumbermen at a price that did 
not pay the owner what would have been reasonable 
compensation for cutting and hauling. We have 
actually given away these magnificent forests. 

* * * * 

Truly the present generation is living in the 
midst of wonderful developments. The January 
issue of the World's Work says: "One of the 
most interesting developments in the field of elec- 
tricty is the long-distance transmission of the 
current. In Syracuse they use power from Niagara, 
165 miles away. A plant at De Sable, in the Sierras' 
sends its power over a wire 232 miles in the direc- 
tion of San Francisco. Los Angeles draws from 
the Kern river, 125 miles distant. So daring are the 
experiments in this branch of the trade that they 
are already using currents at a voltage of 100,000, 
and may go much higher in the near future. Here 
is an industrial factor of unknown potentiality 
created within a period so short that young men 
remember its very beginnings. It has worked 
miracles. It found Los Angeles a little industrial 
city with a manufactured output of about $15,000.00 
worth of goods a year, and raised it in a decade 
into a manufacturing giant. It duplicated that per- 
formance in Spokane. It made of beautiful Niagra 
the most powerful of all the slaves of industry. 
Slowly but certainly it is awakening the South from 
its long slumber and bringing back to it industries 
that properly belong to it. A river far up in Mon- 
tana is chained to drive the drills that rip out the 
riches of the copper mountains at Butte: a river 
in central Colorado is laid in bondage to transform 
cities into centers of miscellaneous manufacturing; 
a river in California is harnessed to pump its own 
water out over the desert to make it bloom! a 
river in North Carolina is conquered to lure the 
cotton mills down from the North and back to the 
land where the cotton grows." 

* * * * 

The North Carolina State Board of Education 
last week sold North Carolina's interest in the 
Mattemuskeet Lake drainage district, Hyde county, 
for $100,000 to the Southern Land Reclamation 
Company, which was chartered for the purpose of 
undertaking their drainage scheme, declared by 
Chief Elliott of the United States Bureau of Drain- 
age to be the biggest drainage undertaking in the 
world. This lake bed, which the State sells, is 15 
miles by 6 miles, with an average depth of only a 
few feet with a black soil underneath, expected to 
make intensely fertile farming lands. The drain- 
age district includes over 100,000 acres, half of it is 
owned by citizens of Hyde county. The Southern 
Reclamation Company assumes the State's obliga- 
tions in the drainage undertaking and assumes $30C,- 
000 of a $400,000 bond issue for the cost of drainage 
system, which involves a system of canals and an 
immense pumping plant to convey the water to 
the neighboring sound, the pumps to have a ca- 
pacity of 113,000,000 gallons of water per day. 

* ♦ * » 

Some idea of the immense waste of resources 
entailed by a great navy may be formed when we 
consider that the battleship Texas which was built 
in 1889 at a cost of four and a quarter millions of 
dollars is now to be stripped and converted into a 
target for gunnery practice. The average life of a 
great fighting machine is thus seen to be less than 
a quarter of a century. What a blessing it will be 
if the nations can devise a plan of setlting disputes 
by a court of arbitration! God hasten the day. 



January 19th, 1911 


The words Redeem and Redemption, have often 
been used loosely and inaccurately. An evangelist 
of some note, used to tell unconverted persons, 
when inviting them forward, to "come up here, and 
be redeemed." As a matter of fact, this had al- 
ready been done for them, nearly two thousand 
years ago. We still hear expressions like this: 
"If this world is ever redeemed, it will have to be 
done so and so." It has already been redeemed by 
the blood of Christ. This word should not be used, 
except to express the divine part of the work. If 
you want to express the human side, as well as the 
divine, the words "save" and "salvation" are better. 

* * * * 

Let not the preacher of the everlasting gospel 
yield too much to the popular clamor for fluency 
of speech; the man who can pour out a constant 
stream of words, attended with plenty of noise, and 
earnest declamation, is often rated high by those 
who have no idea what the preacher is driving at, 
even if he knows himself. It reminds me of the 
statement I once read in the Nashville Advocate 
that "Some preachers try to make up for absence 
or ideas, with extra lung power." When you come 
to think of it, about nine out of ten value a sermon, 
not by what they can remember of it, much less by 
the good that results to them afterwards, — but by 
the pleasure they have in the sermon during the 
delivery of it. So it comes about that— not the 
instructive preacher, but the entertaining one, is 
popular. May there not be found here at least a 
part of the reason for the statement, made by Dr. 
Tillett, that the world does not spell preacher with 
as big a P. as it once did. For when it comes to 
pass that the sermon is looked apon merely as 
entertainment, men will desert the church and go 
to the concert, theatre, baseball park, etc. For 
these can beat the preacher entertaining a godless 
crowd, two to one. 

* * * * 

Let us preachers try to impress upon the minds 
and consciences of our people that those families 
among our members who do not take and read the 
church paper, are great losers. This is true for the 
following reasons: 

(1) Man has a moral and spiritual nature that 
must be nurtured or he suffers irreparable loss. He 
needs the weekly instructions in moral and spiritual 
things, which his church paper alone can give. 

(2) He needs it because it cultivates his loyalty 
to his own church. It seems to me that Methodists 
need this just at this time more than any other 

(3) Again the church paper has an important 
work to perform in giving such information about 
that part of Christ's kingdom represented by it, 
as nothing else does give. No one can be an intelli- 
gent Methodist without his Conference Organ. He 
may be very intelligent about a great many other 
things, but the church paper alone will keep him 
informed about and in touch with the affairs of his 
own church. Many well-to-do, and otherwise, well- 
informed, Methodists, would not be able to tell the 
difference between a District Conference, and an 
Annual or General Conference if they were to meet 
them in the middle of the road. 

* * * * 

Prejudice against the use of notes or sketches by 
the preacher in the pulpit generally arises from 
ignorance or superstition — perhaps from both. 
There is some "hardshellism" still with us. The 
lawyer who would go before a jury to make a speech 
in a capital case without first writing down the 
strong points of evidence and law in the case, 
would be foolish indeed. And if he has the written 
outline before him, to refresh his memory, no one 
thinks of criticising him for it. But his failure to 
prepare any framework for a speech in such a case 
would be the height of wisdom compared to that 
of an Ambassador for Jesus Christ, who goes before 
an audience to bring a message on which he has 
not carefully studied and prepared himself before 

* * * * 

Let us not apologize for the increase in the Con- 
ference collections. In most of the charges, there 
are a half-dozen families who ought to pay as much 
as the whole amount assessed on the charge for 
all these purposes. The two dollars per member, 
asked for by the Laymen, to evangelize the world 
in this generation, is altogether possible and rea- 
sonable. The preachers themselves should lead in 
the matter. We pastors in the W. N. C. Conference 

should be supporting ten missionaries in the foreign 
held. I will join a movement to give live per cent, 
of my salary to support a special missionary. This 
will leave another 0 per cent, for the home work, 
from the one-tenth of our income which Cod de- 
mands of every one. One-seventh of our time, and 
one-tenth of our income, belongs to the Lord. When 
any one, preacher or layman, fails to render these 
unto God, he is robbing God of that which belongs 
to Him. 

* * * * 

It is not uncommon to read in the secular papers, 
underhand thrusts at the cause of Foreign Missions. 
These attacks are usually accompanied by the 
ancient and musty objection that the work at home 
suffers because of what is done abroad. But this 
is not supported by the facts. Those denominations 
which are doing most to give the gospel to the 
whole world, are the ones that are doing most in 
the home land. This is true of nations, Conferences, 
states, communities,, individuals. It has been often 
said that, "the light which shines farthest shines 
the brightest nearest home." The whole ,world 
needs the gospel. The gospel meets the needs of all 
nations. Out of sheer gratitude for what God has 
done for the Christian part of the world, they should 
carry the gospel to those who have it not. All that 
is superior in the best civilizations of the earth, is 
due directly or indirectly, to the gospel of Jesus 
Christ. The ancestors of the peoples in America, 
Europe, and the British isles were once heathen. 
The reason why they now have the gospel, is that 
it was brought to them by foreign missionaries. If 
we received it in this way, it is our duty to pass 
it on to others. Attention has been called to the 
facts that it was only a few years after Pentecost, 
till every one of the twelve apostles had left Pales- 
tine, and gone out as foreign missionaries; and 
that within 30 years after Penticost, the gospel had 
been planted in Asia Minorj Southern Europe, 
Northern Africa, and in the isles of the Medi- 
teranean sea. Twenty-four of the twenty-seven 
books of the New Testament were written by foreign 
missionaries. The parting commission of Jesus 
Christ as he was leaving this earth, "Go ye into 
all the world," is an obligation upon every man, 
woman, and child. Those who cannot go in person, 
must send, or else the blood of those who die with- 
out a knowledge of Christ will be upon their heads. 


A gentleman who had traveled widely and re- 
sided in several different places for a few years, 
asks in substance what should be done with young 
ministers who do "not circulate our Church pa- 
pers"; "use literature in the Sunday School manu- 
factured by outside sources"; "do not see that the 
Sunday schools are organized into missionary so- 
cieties; rarely ever reads a lesson from the Old 
Testament; selects the more effeminate and rag- 
time hymns." 

He does not state whether each of the young men 
referred to is guilty of all these defects, omissions, 
blunders and betrayals of trust. There are some, 
however, guilty of them all; more of two or three; 
and some of only one. He wishes to know what 
can be done with them or for them. There is an 
officer whose duty it is to inquire into these things, 
without "waiting for some one to inform him. His 
official name for many years was "Presiding Elder". 
It is now District Superintendent. 

There was (we do not know whether he is now 
living) a young minister who paid no attention to 
Methodist customs and little to its rules, but he 
was quite popular. At the time we became cogni- 
zant of his career he had been asked for by sever- 
al churches, on the basis that he was a "jolly good 
fellow." He drew quite a large congregation in 
each place, but never added to the number of mem- 
bers by conversion, nor did he expunge the names 
of those who had been gone for years and whose 
whereabouts were unknown. But he was a ■''jolly 
good fellow." 

We sincerely hope that no large proportion of 
young men will answer to this description. 

What is the value of our system, as above that 
of Congregationalism in which the local church 
has all power to call, keep or discharge a pastor, 
if such young men are endorsed by cabinet recom- 
mendations and episcopal appointments, some- 
times to the detriment of ministers of much abili- 
ty and judgment, but who do not "daub with un- 
tempered mortar"? 

In the long career of our church some Presiding 
Elders, wherever they have gone, have set bad ex- 
amples to young ministers, paying little or no at- 

tention to our Order of Service, and one or two 
Bishops have set pernicious examples by mangling 
or amputating our liturgical forms. Ministers in 
middle or later age who set such examples are 
more to blame than those less experienced who 
imitate them. 

If young men would master these rules, and, if 
they have not done so, would learn how to read the 
best hymns and our Ritual, they would much in- 
crease their moral power and also, unless preach- 
ing in a home for imbeciles, increase their popu- 
larity. — New York Christian Advocate. 


Sometimes when Protestants give expression to 
their sensitiveness on the subjet of elevating ad- 
herents of the Catholic Church to high positions 
of responsibility and trust in the state and in so- 
ciety, the Catholic Church and the liberal thinkers 
of every degree sneer at and ridicule such super- 
sensitiveness, and call all such people straight 
laced and narrow. But if the oath required to 
be taken by every Roman Catholic bishop is au- 
thentic, then the protest against elevating repre- 
sentatives of the Catholic faith to influential posi- 
tions in the state is not due to bigotry and a reli- 
gious sentimentalism, but has its foundation in a 
fact which ought to arouse every patriot in the 
land to a sense of the danger involved. Here is 
the oath vouched for by Prof. Bielsr, of the Pres- 
byterian College in Montreal, and published in a 
French Protestant paper of Montreal, Canada. Re- 
member it is the oath taken by every Roman Catho- 
lic bishop, whether American or English, arch- 
bishop and cardinal. The oath as given is: 

"I declare that the Pope is the true head of the 
universal church spread abroad in the whole world; 
that in virtue of the power of the, Keys, which has 
been conferred upon him by Jesus Christ, he has 
the right to depose the heretic kings, princes, 
states, republics and governments, all the powers 
here below being illegal without his sacred con- 
firmation; and that these heretic governments can 
be destroyed in all security of conscience. In con- 
sequence, I will defend with all my force this doc- 
trine, so that the rights and the customs of his 
Holiness, against all usurpers, specially against the 
new pretended authority of the Church of England, 
and against all its adherents, in so far as that 
church and its adherents, in a spirit of usurpation 
and of heresy, will oppose themselves to the Church 
of Rome, our holy Mother. I declare, further, that 
the doctrine of the Anglican Church, that of Cal- 
vinistic Huguenots, that of other Protestants, is 
damnable, and the Protestants themselves will be 
damned if they do not retract that doctrine. I de- 
clare again that I will assist and will counsel all 
the agents of the holiness within any place where 
I will find myself, in England, in Scotland, in Ire- 
land, within every other territory and kingdom, and 
that I will do my best to exterpate Protestant heresy 
and to destroy all its pretended authority, legal or 
otherwise." — Methodist Recorder. 


Preparations for the Fourth Ecumenical Metho- 
dist Conference, which will be the great event in 
the Methodist world in 1911, are well under way. 
It is to meet in Toronto, Canada, October 4-17, 1911. 
The program has been completed, and the essays 
and addresses divided between the Eastern and 
Western sections. 

The Fourth Conference will differ from its pre- 
decessors in several particulars. 

First, it will embrace the two Sundays as well as 
the week days. Second, it will provide for plat- 
form meetings Sunday afternoons. Third, it will 
present four sermons besides the opening sermon, 
which will be preached by the Rev. Henry Haigh, 
President-elect of the British Wesleyan Confer- 
ence, the honor of the selection falling according 
to precedent to the section which does not entertain 
the Conference. 

The Sunday afternoon addresses will deal with 
popular subjects in a popular way. The sermons 
may be expected to illustrate the character of good 
Methodist preaching in the Old World and the New. 

The topics are all of vital character, such as con- 
cern the Methodism of today and not that of the 
dead past. Both the British and the Western Com- 
mittee agree that the academic and merely his- 
torical shall have no place in the Conference, which 
is to represent the Methodism of 1911 as it faces 
its world tasks. The practical concerns of the 

January 19th, 1911 


Church are to have wider attention than in any 
previous Confrence. 

The Executive and Program Committees of the 
Western sections each gave during Christmas week, 
a full day to business carefully prepared for it. 
The Program Committee selected persons to pre- 
pare the sermons, essays, and invited addresses 
falling to the Western section and also appointed 
those who are to preside over half of the sessions 
of the Conference. 

It is now definitely known that these American 
Methodist Churches will be represented in the Con- 
ference: The Methodist Episcopal, 130 delegates; 
the Methodist Episcopal, South, 68 delegates; the 
Methodist of Canada, 24 delegates; the African 
Methodist Episcopal, 21 delegates; the African 
Methodist Episcopal Zion, 20 delegates; the Metho- 
dist Protestant, 9 delegates; the Colored Methodist 
Episcopal, 9 delegates; and the United Evangelical 
3 delegates; also several bodies entitled to one 
delegate each. 

The 300 delegates of the Western section will 
include upwards of forty bishops and general super- 
intendents, and will represent not only the United 
States and its possessions and the board provinces 
of Canada, but many foreign fields, practically all 
the continents. 

The Conference as an official body will consist 
of 500 delegates, of whom 200 will come from 
England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Aus- 
tralia, New Zealand, and South Africa. 

Of the Executive Committee, consisting of twenty- 
one members, the following attended the recent 
meetings: Bishops Hamilton and Cranston, Drs. 
W. F. Conner, N. Luccock, T. E. Fleming, C. B. 
Spencer and H. K. Carroll, Secretary, of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church; Drs. H. M. Du Bose, T. N. 
Ivey, and B. F. Lipscomb, and Mr. John R. Pepper, 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; Dr. A. 
Qarman, General Superintendent,, and the Hon. 
Justice Maclaren, of the Methodist Church of Cana- 
da; Dr. F. T. Little, of the Methodist Protestant 
Church; Bishop C. S. Smith, Bishop A Walters, and 
Bishop C. H. Phillips, of the African, African Zion 
and Colored Methodist Episcopal Churches respec- 
tively, and Bishop U. F. Swengel, of the United 
Evangelical Church. Mr. T. T. Fishburne, of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was kept at 
home by a painful accident, a dislocated wrist. 
Prior engagements accounted for the absence of 
other members, including ex-Vice-President Fair- 

It is expected that the next meeting of the Com- 
mittees will be held early in March. 


Sarah Boyle, Alameda, Calif. 

A courteous consideration of the interests of chil- 
dren invites their confidence and makes them hap- 
py and trustful. Harshness results in deceit, ill- 
will, and hostility. 

The little lad who avowed, "If I must, I won't," 
represents a type of aggressive young America that 
would better be tactfully led, rather than forcibly 
driven. The parent who gave the little one an 
orange that it might drop a sharp knife acted wise- 

The boy who is continually dubbed "bad" is apt in 
time to deserve the title, and the child repeatedly 
told that he is "good for nothing" loses heart and 

Do not pass unheeded the work of little hands. 
The hearty "Thank you" will inspire to further 
living service. Due praise given for immature 
work will arouse an enthusiasm that will lead to 
better work. 

A lover, of children declares, "We put briars and 
nettles into their lives where there might be roses, 
by laughing at their little failures, taunting them 
with their mistakes." 

Children should be allowed to express themselves 
freely and naturally. Repression has nipped in the 
bud many a fine conversationalist. Children are 
veritable interrogation points. Answer them as cour- 
teously as you would the "stranger within your 
gates." Do not quench the childish thirst for know- 
ledge by selfish impatience. 

"Ah, you are so great, and I so small, 
I tremble to think of you, world, at all; 
And yet, when I said my prayers today, 
A whisper inside me seemed to say: 
•You are more than the earth, though you are 
such a dot, 

You can love and think and the earth cannot.' " 


Would you like to make your Sunday School 
Missionary? Then consider our new missionary 
"policy" for the Sunday School. 

Things About the Policy: 

(1) This "Policy" was planned by the represen- 
tatives jointly of the Sunday School and Mission 
Boards of our Church and these Boards are both 
enthusiastically behind and pushing it. 

(2) The "Policy" is a part of our new missionary 
Constitution and will be found prescribed in the 
new Discipline, paragraph 254. 

(3) It provides for a Missionary Committee, a 
missionary library, special missionary lessons, pic- 
tures charts maps for the walls, a plan of SPE- 
Cial for the offering that connects the school through 
the bond of the Living Link with the mission field, 
a quarterly missionary program, for the Sunday 
School — any or all of these features according to 
the particular situation. 

(4) This policy can be applied in the city, in 
the town, or in the country, and if faithfully ap- 
plied will make the Sunday School missionary. 

Of course good common sense will be exercised 
in the application and it is understood that a Sun- 
day School will adopt from this "Policy" only 
such features as its needs may require. 

We think, however, that there is hardly a Sun- 
day School in the connection that might not have 
a missionary committee, get at least a missionary 
shelf in the library, have missionary pictures on 
the wall, use a quarterly missionary program and 
take an offering. 

We have in the "Policy" as intimated above a 
plan by which any school can take a special from 
almost any of our fields and through our Depart- 
ment keep in quarterly connection with the field. 

We call attention especially to our quarterly pro- 
grams. ' The first now ready is a very attractive 
program from Korea and the second will be a com- 
bination Easter Missionary program and will be 
ready by the first of March. 

If you are interested in the 'Policy" and plan 
of offering or our quarterly program, write us and 
we will send samples free; and also upon applica- 
tion if you are interested we will send all our 
"helps" explaining the entire "Policy". 

We can furnish also a splendid chart in two 
colors presenting the salient features of this "Poli- 
cy." This chart can be used as a wall chart or by 
Presiding Elders and Sunday School workers in the 
vivid presentation of the "Policy" to the various 
Sunday Schools. That chart can be had for forty 

Yours for Missions in the Sunday School, 
E. H. Rawlings, 
Educational Secretary Board of Missions. 


We are told in God's word that out of the abun- 
dance of the heart the mouth speaketh; and, as 
a man thinketh in his heart, so he is. We may 
think to cover up the evil, sinful thoughts of our 
hearts, but they will crop out. We can no more 
live a pure, clean life with our hearts full of evil 
thoughts than we can dip up the clear, sparkling 
water from the muddy pool. 

To ensure purity of life one must begin with the 
very little child; or, indeed, with the mother of 
the little child. A mother should keep a watch 
over her own life, in word and act, in look and 
thought, it will tell strongly on the after life of 
the child. It will determine in a measure the 
fairness or foulness of the little stream just 
beginning its course. 

While the child is with the mother at home 
she can, if she will, have almost absolute control 
of the influences brought to bear on his life. 
She can see to it that the environment is pure, 
that no one is allowed to use profane language 
or tell vulgar stories in his presence. The child 
is influenced by a word or a look from his mother 
or anyone else with whom he comes in daib 

But the day will come when the little child 
can no longer remain under his mother's eye. 
Book and slate in hand, he steps forth to join 
his companions at school. He, perhaps, is elated 
that he is to see more of this big world. But 
how helpless the mother feels now, as, with 
tearful eye, she watches the dear little form 
disappear from sight. She wonders who will 

be his seatmate in the school room, who his com- 
panion on the play ground. She has folded 
those chubby little hands and taught him to say 
his morning and evening prayer. Now, perhaps, 
those little hands may be taught to trace the 
obscene picture, the lips to utter profane and 
filthy words. Here is where the influence of the 
early training will be felt. If a mother has taught 
har child to tell her all about everything he will, 
when he cames home from school, tell her of 
the things that Johnny or Billy have been trying 
to teach him on the play ground or on the way home 
from school, and the mother can explain to him 
how wrong these things are. The wise mother will 
not scold but will patiently explain, and will en- 
courage the child to confide In her. 

The child well knows when he has a sympa- 
thetic ear, and if his recitals of the day's doings 
at school elicit no response beyond a mechanical 
nod of the head or an absent-minded "yes," he 
will very soon, like the sensitive plant, close up 
his unfolding heart, thus shutting almost the only 
avenue by which the mother may know what takes 
place in his life when he is absent from her. 

Reading matter has a great influence on the 
growing child, either for good or evil. Every 
mother should know what her child reads. Be 
sure he will read something, and if wholesome, 
interesting literature is not provided at home he 
will seek it v elsewhere, and may find something 
that will fill his heart and mind with impure 
thoughts and wrong impressions. 

The games he plays may also determine o> a 
great degree the channel cf a childs' life. He 
may be filled with the spirit of gambling and greed 
by playing marbles for keeps, flipping pennies or 
any other equally simple beginning. 

Tobacco :s one of the principal gateways lead- 
ing to the swamp of impurity. Every mother 
should stand firm on that subject, seeking early, 
in life to impress upen the child the ill effects of 
that noxious weed. , 

Alcohol, the principal evil which the W. C. T. 
U. is fighting, is without doubt tho chiefest of all 
cruses of an impure life; but, if a child is taught 
to avoid all these other sins, it will not be so easy 
for the T»ily tempter to persuade him to fall a victim 
jVrrns; drink, and each year the W. C. T. U. 
and other organizations for temperance reform is 
making it harder for depraved men to lead young 
boys and girls astray through the licensed saloon. 

But when all these precautions are taken, there 
yet remains the enemy in the citadel, the taint 
of impurity in the soul, and the mother should seek 
to lead her child to the One Who alone can wash 
away that impurity and cleanse the soul from all 
unrighteousness. — Union Worker. 

He that has so many causes of joy, and so great, 
is very much in love with sorrow and peevishness, 
who loses all these pleasures, and chooses to sit 
down upon his little handful of thorns. Enjoy the 
blessings of this day, if God sends them, and the 
evils of it bear patiently and sweetly; for this 
day is only ours, we are dead to yesterday, and we 
are not yet born to the morrow. — Jeremy Taylor. 

To be strong in dull and dreary duty is about the 
hardest task a man can face. It is a noble thing 
to be brave in tragic moments, but perhaps there 
is something even nobler than that. It is to be 
brave and glad and strong and tender when the 
sky is gray and when the road is dreary. It is in 
such seasons — and they form nine-tenths of life — 
th'.t he who waits on God will show his strength. — 
George H. Morrison. 

What do we know of Deity? Just what we know 
of the sun before it has yet risen above the summit 
of the mountain. We see its glories painted in crim- 
son and in gold upon the clouds that are above our 
horizon; we know it by its reflected light. So all 
we know of the Divine is the light of it that shines 
reflected from human souls. — Felix Adler. 

Endeavor to be patient in bearing with the defects 
and infirmities of others, of what sort soever they 
be; for that thyself also hast many failings which 
must be borne with by others. If thou canst not 
make thyself such a none as thou wouldst, how 
canst thou expect to have another in all things to 
thy liking? — Thomas a Kempis. 

We need only obey. There is guidance for each 
of us, and by lowly listening we shall hear the right 
word. — R. W. Emerson. 


January 19th, 1911 

From the Field 

Reports, Etc. 

Dr. Reid in Charlotte. 

Monday's Charlotte Observer says: 
Stimulus to interest in missions 
came to Charlotte Methodists yester- 
day with the visit of Rev. Dr. C. P. 
Reid, of Nashville, Tenn., leader of 
the laymen's movement in the Meho- 
dist Episcopal Church, South. At 11 
o'clock yesterday morning Dr. Reid 
preached forcefully to a large con- 
gregation at Tryon Street Methodist 
church. At 4:30 in the ofternoon he 
spoke to a mass-meeting of men at 
Trinity church. This was followed at 
7:30 in the evening by a sermon on 
the same subject at Brevard Street 
Methodist church. Rr. Reid was on 
his way home from attending the an- 
niversary of the missionary confer- 
ence at Greensboro. For many years 
he was a missionary in Korea. More 
recently for several years he had been 
superintendent of the Chinese and Jap- 
anese missions of the Pacific coast. 
Last May he was chosen for his pres- 
ent position of leader of the laymen 
in their great movement for world 
evangelization within this generation. 


Not being able to be at Conference 
and get a "suggestion" or hear a 
"rumor" as to where one might go, I 
of course eagerly watched the papers 
for the appointments and to my great 
surprise was assigned to this charge, 
not that we didn't want to come, but 
to follow such a strong man as Rev. R. 
S. Howie and we not quite "two years 
old" was quite an embarrassment. 
But we came with a willing spirit and 
a glad heart, thankful to our God that 
we had a place in which to labor for 
his cause and our people have received 
us with glad hands and open hearts. 
This charge is not what it was six or 
eight years ago while Cotton Millswere 
experiencing theirj most prosperous 
times. More mills have been built 
and people have scattered themselves 
abroad. We have a church member- 
ship of less than two hundred among 
which there is some real good "tim- 
ber" but some of them have grown 
careless and become negligent about 
their religious duties and attend- 
ance upon church services. We re- 
joice to note improvement over these 
conditions and signs for a good and 
prosperous year. Congregations are 
slightly increasing and new scholars 
being added to the Sunday school. 

At the mid-week prayer service last 
week it was announced that the stew- 
ards desired to have a meeting on 
the following night at the parsonage — 
they came but that is not all — about 
twenty-five more men, women, boys 
and girls came along and gave us 
such a pounding that we shall never 
forget and one of which the effects will 
be felt for quite awhile. 

We have good, kind and generous 
people here to serve and trust that 
this may be the greatest year of 
spiritual awakening in the history of 
the church. 

Brethren, pray for us to have such 
an experience. 

J. Prank Harrelson. 


Any of the pastors of the Western 
North Carolina Conference who wish 
to distribute the Bible among their 
people should write Rev. Dr. M. B. 
Porter, 208, North 8th Street, Rich- 
mond, Va., and arrangements may be 

A. J. Burrus. 

Report to January 18, 1911. 

Rev. J. 10. Abernothy. Winston 2 

Rov. James Wlllson, Cherryvllle 1 

Rov. W. R. Ware, Greensboro 2 

Geo, L. Hackney, Ashevftle 2 

Rev. J. A. J. Farrlngton, Concord.... 1 

Rev. T. B. Johnson, Stony Point 1 

Rov. E3. N. Crowdor, Lowell 1 

Rev. R. I j. Fruit. Creston 4 

Rev. J. B. Woosley, Greensboro 9 

Rev. R. L. Melton, Coleridge 1 

Rev. J. P. Moser, Forest City 1 

Rev. Ira Erwin, Marion 4 

Rev. A. C. Swofford, Cliffside 1 

Rev. J. G. W. Holloway, G. Falls 1 

Rev. W. I. Hughes, Whittier 1 

Rev. S. E. Richardson, Greensboro.... 2 

Rev. J. B. Tabor, Lewisville 2 

Dr. J. E. Kerr, Lilesvllle 1 

Rev. D. Atkins, Weaverville 1 

Rev. J. O. Ervin, Burnsville G 

Rev. W. L. Sherrill 14 

Miscellaneous 5 

Total 63 

After this week we will report by Dis- 

The Second Sunday in January was 
Advocate Day by Conference resolution. 
The above report shows that its observ- 
ance was a farce. In the circuits, begin- 
ning on the second Sunday, the canvass 
was expected to continue till all the 
churches were canvassed. We beg the 
pastors to see that this is done. More- 
over, if pastors in the stations have done 
nothing we beg them to set their own 
day and, if it will help, write to the office 
for cards to be used in the congregation 
in securing subscriptions. If the pas- 
tors will give time to those who have 
not the money at hand we will take the 
risk for from thirty to sixty days with 
the understanding that the pastors report 
to us the names of those who fail to pay 
so they can be removed from the list. 
Let all the people rally and give us 3000 
new subscribers by March 1st. 

ing, praying, and expecting this during 
this year. 

We praise the Lord for all his bless- 
ings, both spiritual and temporal, and 
would say with the sweet singer 
of Israel, "Praise the Lord O, my soul! 
praise ye the Lord!" 

W. T. Carner, P. C. 

Yadkinville Circuit. 

If you have space would like to write 
a few lines from Yadkinville Charge 
as we feel we are due them a word 
of encouragement. 

The people of this charge gave us 
a very warm cordial reception back 
on this work again, this being our 
second year with them. They have 
shown every token of kindness to us. 

While it is true they did not pay up 
in full last year, it is to be remember- 
ed that in this section of country there 
prevails an awful scarcity of money, 
owing to the very unfavorable- 
ness of the season in the fall for mar- 
keting the tobacco crop. But for that 
our people would have paid out in full. 

We find our people are becoming 
more interested in church work. They 
are planning for the interest of the 
church and our congregations are on 
the increase. 

People who have been staying away 
from church for years are coming out 
to church now and show a great deal 
of interest. 

We have four churches on the 
charge and each of them had most 
beautiful Christmas trees which were 
a great inspiration to the Sunday 
Schools and church work in general. 

The good people at Longtown at 
their Christmas tree exercises gave us 
a generous pounding of good things to 
eat, the spirit of which made our 
hearts glad/and we send up to God 
praises for such loving kindnesses as 
they come to us through our good 

The Center congregation did practi- 
cally the same. Since conference the 
Center people as well as others have 
kept up almost continual pouring in 
of good things. 

We have a great number of good 
people within the bounds of Yadkin- 
ville circuit. And while we have had 
a great many things to discourage us 
here, we have a great many things to 

While we have not had any great 
stirring revivals on the charge there 
has been a^ great revival down deep 
in the hearts of the church and the 
ground work is being laid for a great 
harvest in the future, and we are hop- 

Forest Hill, Concord. 

Rev. W. L. Hutchins, pastor of 
Forest Hill Methodist church, has 
opened a night school in the old church 
building on McGill Street. The school 
will be conducted on Monday, Wednes- 
day, and Friday nights. Up to the 
present time about 15 young men have 
enrolled. It is expeted that a school 
for girls will also be opened in a short 
time. This shcool is for the purpose 
of offering an advantage to the boys 
of the city who have been denied the 
opportunity of an education. The ef- 
fort is a most commendable one and 
Mr. Hutchins should receive the en- 
couragement and support of all who 
are interested in the welfare of our 
citizenship. — Concord Tribune. 


The newest movement in the Church 
is the Woman's National Foreign 
Missionary Jubilee, which has been 
sweeping across the continent from 
the Pacific toward the Atlantic, and 
will reach its climax in New York in 

From the first, the meetings have 
been powerful beyond anticipation. 
The following features were deeply Im- 
pressed upon -all those who attended 
the series. 

First. The missionary appeal was 
sufficient to draw crowded audiences 
in every city. The largest churches 
were filled, session after session, and 
in some cases ovrflow meetings held 
for those unable to gain admission. 
At the luncheons from eight to fifteen 
hundred women paid for the privi- 
lege of attending. Cincinnati held the 
second number, 1 525, with Indiana- 
polis a close second, 1,500; and Den- 
ver, Seattle, Kansas City, Chicago, and 
Detroit with a thousand or more. 

Second. The audiences were not 
only large, but also deeply moved by 
the missionary appeal. A new world 
vision seemed to sway them, a new re- 
sponse to the fact that missions are 
not a product, reflex or side vision of 
Christianity, but are Christianity it- 
self — its very essence. 

Third. The place and influence of 
the drawing room as a factor in great 
movements received fresh testimony. 
Wherever a woman has put herself 
back of her house in invitations to 
a drawingroom meeting, there it was 
possible to gather together large num- 
bers of the women not often found in 
the missionary societies. 

Fourth. The emphasis laid on the 
study class as a means of missionary 
propoganda resulted in the formation 
of many classes in Churches. Sunday 
Schools, and homes for the study of 
the present text-book: "Western Wo- 
men in Eastern Lands." In one church 
twenty groups of ivomen were organiz- 
ed to meet weekly for prayer and 

Fifth. In every convention stress 
was put on the comparatively small 
number of women already enlisted in 
missionary endeavor, and the obliga- 
tion of active propoganda which this 
lays upon missionary women. In some 
of the church rallies, the women, by 
a rising vote, pledged each to secure 
another member of the Society. 

Sixth. While the raising of money 
was in no sense the prime object of 
the conventions, the supreme object 

of sacrificial money was steadily pre- 
sented. When in the various churche 
rallies, the opportunity was given for 
Jubilee offerings the response was 
significant. Over three hundred thou- 
sand dollars was given in buildings 
and endowments. In Indianapolis $85,- 
000 was pledged; in Kansas City $54,- 
000. Many women who had never 
given more than fifty dollars to mis- 
sions, gave the salary of a missionary, 
or the equipment of a hospital. It 
was realized as never before that the 
standards of giving which were right 
and just for our mothers are not ade- 
quate for their daughters. Two cents 
a week might be noble in the days of 
poverty, and absolutely ignoble in the 
days of plenty. 

Seventh. The note of prayer was 
everywhere the deepest undertone of 
the meetings — wherever prayer had 
abounded, there a strong sense of the 
sented. When in the various churches 
spiritual was present. Speaker after 
speaker emphasized the fact that wo- 
men's missionary work was born in 
prayer and urged the privilege of defi- 
nite, specific, intercessory prayer as 
the secret of success at home and 

Ninth. The most triumphant note 
of the meetings was that of unity. The 
local committees of from one to two 
hundred women rejoiced in a new con- 
sciousness of their oneness in Christ. 
The great audiences were one heart, 
one soul, as they listened to the story 
of the slow-rising empire of Christ in 
the Far East. 

Livingstone's great word to Stanley, 
"The end of the exploration is the be- 
ginning of the undertaking" in the 
form in which it has been paraphrased 
at Edinburgh "The end of the con- 
vention is the beginning of the cam- 
paign" was adopted as a slogan of the 
Jubilee. Word that comes from every 
city shows that as never before women 
are bending themselves to the carrying 
out of the three-fold purpose of the 
Jubilee meetings; to gain a better con- 
ception of the opportunity confronting 
the Christian Church in unevangelized 
lands, to deepen the prayer life, to en- 
large the sense of obligation and con- 
tributions of Christian women. 

Jubilees will be held in Louisville 
Jan. 26-27 and Nashville Jan. 30th 
and 31st; Washington Feb. 2-3 and 
Baltimore 7-8. Will not the women 
all over Southern Methodism pray daily 
that thousands of our indifferent wo- 
men may be enlisted in this great 
cause, and that the whole church may 
be drawn nearer to Christ? 


W. F. McMurry, Cor. Secy. 

The Annual Meeting of the Board 
of Church Extension will soon be held, 
and at that time all applications for 
aid will be considered that come be- 
fore the Board in the regular way. 
It is important that all who are 
interested should know just how to 

1. All applications must be made 
upon the printed form provided by the 
Board for that purpose. New blanks 
have been prepared, and are of four 
kinds: Church-General Board; Parson- 
age-General Board; hCurch — Confer- 
ence Board; Parsonage-Conference 
Board. The nases of these blanks sig- 
nify their respective purposes. Use the 
right form. One form must not be 
substituted for another. These blanks 
may be had gratis from this office. 
The Conference Board Secretaries al- 
so have a supply of the last two 
(Conference Board) forms. 

2. After the application paper is 
properly filled out with all dsired in- 

January 19th, 1911 



formation it should go at once to the 
Conference Board in accord with the 
following rule: 

"Every Application for considera- 
tion at the hands of the General Board 
must first receive the approval of the 
Board of Church Extension of the Con- 
ference from which it comes, and said 
approval must be given at' the regular 
meeting of said Board or of its Exec- 
utive Committee held in the month 
of March. Said Boards or Committees 
shall consider all the applications from 
their respective Conferences, and for- 
ward such as they approve so as to 
reach the Board's office at Louisville, 
Ky., by April 1st, of each year. Each 
application so approved must have 
the action of the Conference Board 
written tnerein, certified by the Presi- 
dent and Secretary, and all the appli- 
cations from a given Conference must 
be by the Conference Board graded 
and marked in the order of their rel- 
ative importance, and the Secretary 
Calendar any application not in con- 
formity with this rule." 

At the last meeting of the Board 
Bishop Wilson called special atten- 
tion to this rule and the confusion 
is hereby directed not to put on the 
arising from the presentation of ap- 
plications other than those reaching 
the docket in the regular way, and 
offered the following resolution which 
was unanimously adopted: 

"That hereafter no application be 
allowed consideration at the hands of 
the Board, except in case of manifestly 
providential disaster except such as 
reach the Board in the regular way." 

3. Especial attention is called to 
the fact that various Conference 
Boards hold their Executive Com- 
mittee meetings in March.' It is re- 
quired that every application shall go 
before the Conference Board or its 
Executive Committee for considera- 
tion, approval, and grading. There- 
fore, do not fail to have your applica- 
tion in the hands of your Conference 
Board Secretary by March 1st. 

4. For the past three years the rule 
with regard to personal representa- 
tion in the Annual Meeting of the 
Board has not been strictly enforced. 
Consequently, at the last Annual Meet- 
ing Bishop Hoss "called attention to 
the growing confusion and unfairness 
resulting from the presence of indi- 
vidual representatives of applications. 
The matter was discussed by several 
of the brethren, and Bishop Candler 
presented the following resolution, 
which was unanimously adopted: 

"Resolved, That the Secretary of 
this Board be instructed, in his corres- 
pondence with those making applica- 
tion for aid, to call their attention to 
the rule of the Board, and to say to 
them that in view of the damage to the 
work of the Board hitherto^ hencefor- 
ward this rule will be strictly en- 

The rule of the Board to which ref- 
erence is made is as follows: 
: "The Board has not time to hear 
oral arguments or statements in be- 
half of applicants, and while consider- 
ing applications for aid its doors are 
closed. Representations other than 
those contained in the application can 
be made in writing or through mem- 
bers of the Board. A different rule 
would be obviously unfair to appli- 
cants too far away or too poor to 
send respresentatives." 

5. The demands upon the Board 
have been increasing from year to 
year, and the increase in demands 
have so far exceeded the increase in 
receipts that it is hoped, except in 
cases of extreme need, no call will be 
made from communities that are 
established and can possibly meet 
their own needs. The Board, in its 
generosity, has made appropriations 

in excess of its receipts from year to 
year, until it is doubtful if the ap- 
proaching Annual Meeting will find 
the Board in position to appropriate as 
large a sum as it has for the past two 
or three years. 

6. New fields at home and in 
foreign lands are calling loudly for 
help, and in the undeveloped territory 
the necessities are imperative. Let 
the brethren of the older Confernces 
remember that it is our duty to enter 
the doors that have opened wide to 
us, and help make possible the estab- 
lishment of our Church in these fields 
by refraining from asking for help 
where it is possible to get along with- 
out it. 

A Lifelong Friend. 

Most every one has some friend in par- 
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in time of trouble, and on whom they can 
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friends are not always necessarily human 
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It is a friend that you should have with 
you always. Get a box from your drug- 
gist for 25c, or write us for free sample 
to test its friendship, addressing Dr. W. 
F. Gray & Co., 822 Gray Building, Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 


C. H. McDaniel, in a letter to the 
Leftwich Chemical Co., Lynchburg, 
Va., writes, "I feel that I would be 
coing you and the public an injustice 
if I did not tell you what Conquerine 
has done for me. I have used Conquer- 
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bottles, or sent direct by the Leftwich 
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the Leftwich Chemical Co., Lynch- 
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How to Get Rid 
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A Simple, Safe, Reliable Way, 
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Those who suffer from catarrh 
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who, for over thirty six years, has been 
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His treatment is unlike any other. 
It is not a spray, douche, salve, cream, 
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and at the same time it does not poison 
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If you want to test this treatment 
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J. W. Blosser, 204 Walton street, Atlanta, 
Ga., and he will send you by return mail 
enough of the medicine to satisfy you 
that it is all he claims for it as a remedy 
for catarrh, catarrhal headaches, catar- 
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and all catarrhal complications. He 
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You Could Earn Far More 
If You Didn't Drink 

T ET'S forget sentiment in looking at this drinking 
— question, and get down to hard-pan business 

Drinking cuts down your earning power. And in time will 
cut it off altogether. Because people lose confidence in a man 
who drinks. If you are working for yourself you will lose 
your customers — and if you work for some one else you'll lose 
your job. 

You may shut your eyes to this fact for a time— and try to 
think you are an exception to the rule. But you're not. For 
as long as you have a cause you will have an effect. Just as 
long as you keep on drinking it will cost you a big money loss. 
A greater and greater loss as time goes on, until it amounts to 
hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year. 

There's just one way to stop all this loss and that is to get 
at the root of things. Cut out the effect by cutting out the 
cause — the desire for drink. 

Come to the Keeley Institute at Greensboro, and you will 
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ever were. With all your old energy, clear judgment and steady 
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Think of yourself and your future — and act now. Send for 
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W. H. OSBORN, President 



North Carolina 


Whose fault is it when the roast 
is put on the table as tough as whit- 
leather? Whose fault is it when the 
meat is dry and tasteless and void of 
all nourishment and relish? Whose 
fault is it when the soups, gravies, 
stews, etc., are insipid and savorless? 
Surely you can't blame it on the meats, 
and is wouldn't be just to do so; be- 
cause the fault is solely your own, for 
the simple reason that you do not put 
the proper amount of seasoning into 
your meat dishes. You wouldn't think 
of making up a tray of bread without 
salt, or baking a cake without flavor- 
ing, or making pickles without spices, 
or, in fact, of cooking anything without 
the proper seasoning. 

Gebhardt's Eagle Chili Powder is a 
condiment, made from the celebrated 
Mexican Chili Peppers and other Mexi- 
can Spices, and when added to meat 
dishes, soups, stews and gravies of all 
kind, imparts to them a delicious ap- 
petizing flavor, lends piquancy to the 
taste, makes the richest food thorough- 
ly digestible and gives zest to the appe- 

Following is an excellent recipe for 
making that famous Mexican dish, 
"Hot Tamales," a delightful dish, ap- 
pealing to the most idle appetite. 

Tamales. To prepare the meat, chop 
one pound of beaf; add a little 
chopped tallow or one tablespoonful 
of lard and a little salt; fry in a 
pan until tender; chop again very 
fine; return to pan; add a little 
warm water and a tablespoonful of 

Gebhardt's Eagle Chili Powder; stir 
and fry for ten minutes; you may 
use sauce loft over to prepare dough, 
which will impart fine flavor. 

To prepare the dough: add to one 
quart of corn meal two tablespoon- 
fuls of salt, two tablespoonfuls of 
lard, and boiling water to make a 
thick dough. 

To prepare the corn husk: cut off 
with scissors about one inch of the 
stalk end and boil ten minutes; dry 
and rub over with a cloth dipped 
in hot lard. 

To prepare the tamales: put a 
layer of dough on the husk, about 
four inches long, one and one-half 
inches wide, and one-fourth Inch 
thick; along the center spread two 
teaspoonfuls of prepared meat; roll 
the whole like a cigarette, and fold 
the small end of the husk, place 
them with the folded end down, in a 
potato strainer; place the strainer 
in a pot, over water; cover the whole 
with cloth, and steam for two hours; 
always serve hot. The above will 
mako about fifty tamales. 
Ask your grocer for a bottle of 
Gebhardt's, Eagle Brand Chili Powder, 
and be sure to specify "Eagle Brand," 
because it Is the original and best 
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dealer and they will send you a free 
sample, also their recipe book, "Good 
Things to Eeat." 

"He who lives content with a little > 
possesses all." — Boileau. 



January 19th, 1911 

The Epworth League 

Editob of League Columns 
Miss Blanche Johnson 
135 Walkeb Avenue, Gbeensbobo, N. C. 


We anticipate a great Conference in 
July. The date and place will be given 
soon. Watch the League columns for 
the same. 

Conference Cabinet 

President, Rev. R. B. Atkinson, David- 
son, N. C; Vice-President, Rev. D. J. 
Miller, Ashevllle, N. C. ; Secretary, Rev. 
O. P. Ader, High Point, N. C; Treas- 
urer, Rev. O. G. Harley, Ashevllle, N. C. ; 
Junior Superintendent, Miss John Starr, 
Greensboro, N. C. 


District Secretaries 

Ashevllle, Rev. G. G. Harley, Ashevllle. 
Charlotte, Rev. W. O. Goode, Charlotte. 
Franklin, Rev. L. D. Thompson, Andrews. 
Greensboro, Miss John Starr, Greensboro. 
Morganton, Prof. I. B. McKay, 

Rutherford College. 
Mt. Air., , Rev. Z. Paris, North Wilkescoro. 
Statesvllle, T. E. Lothery. Davidson. 
Salisbury, Rev. B. M. Avett, Jackson Hill. 
Shelby, Rev. J. F. Armstrong, 

Bessemer City. 
Waynesvllle, Rev. C. S. Klrkpatrlok. 


Winston, Prof. H. A. Hayes. 

Winston -Salem. 


Subscribed to date $225.00 


The Charlotte District lost last year 
six Senior and two Junior League 
Chapters. Why? 


Both Senior and Junior Leagues at 
Canton and Lincolnton, N. C, hiber- 
nated very early in the fall, or have 
died. If they died, who buried them? 


The Districts that gained in num- 
bers of Chapters last year are as fol- 
lows: Shelby one Senior League, 
Winston one Junior League, Statesville 
seven Senior Leagues. 


Leagues in our conference raised for 
missions last year $532.47 and for othar 
purposes $1263.60. 


The President of the Brevard Senior 
League writes: Our League has been 
trying to build a cottage for some help- 
less old ladies here. Our League has 
agreed to pay $25.00 for the cottage 
Home at Winston. The above amount 
is about $1 per active member. 


The Davidson Senior League had 
charge of the Christmas evening 
service. They did themselves credit. 
During the holidays they had a de- 
lightful social function which was en- 
joyed by all. 

The President is planning to visit 
a number of the Leagues in the near 
future. He is very anxious to get in 
touch with every League in the Con- 
ference and if it was possible, would 
visit all in the Conference. 

Rev7 R. B. Piatt of Epworth Church, 
Knoxville, Tenn., has evidently solved 
some of the troublesome problems. Of 
the forty or fifty children in a recent 
public service, none were over thir- 
teen years. Upon inquiry I found that 
he had just a few months ago per- 
suaded all the older children who had 
controlled this League to graduate into 
the Senior League, thereby very ma- 
terially strengthening that organiza- 
tion and giving him a chance with his 
crowd of youngsters. Another thing 
noticeable was the large number of 
boys taking part, equally as many of 
them as of the little girls. Experience 
with and study of these "timid ani- 
mals" has convinced me that they are 
hard to tame and control. Yet here 
the best work was shown as the most 
difficult parts were handled by the 
boys. Again, there was entire absence 
of anything pertaining to a "show". 
It was a religious service, and the 
whole audience went home feeling that 
Christ had been exalted in his sanc- 
tuary. It was also Methodistic in every 

And now, as briefly as possible, a 
few words about the service. The 
opening devotional service led by little 
Miss Esther Cantrell gave the key- 
note of the whole thing and we knew 
that we were assembled in God's house 
for services; but a bright prelude to 
this was the street dialogue of the 
four little men, two of them inviting 
the others to go to the Junior League 
with them and see the "benevolent 

I failed to find out what Dr. Piatt 
called it, but I will call it "Aiding the 
Pastor in His Work" and feel sure 
that if this program is properly rend- 
ered it unquestionably will be an aid 
to any pastor. There is some evidence 
of genius when dry statistics like 
Conference claims can be woven into 
a pleasing entertainment that even the 
children can learn and appreciate. All 
the claims were well presented, but 
deserving of special mention was the 
one on home and foreign missions 
given by ten of the oldest boys and 
girls and the finale, a group carrying 
League pennants of white and gold 
on which their Church had been es- 
sessed on each claim singing "Come 
light the path of others" an original 
song written for this occasion by the 
versatile pastor. After each "claim" 
appropriate music was rendered by a 
chorus choir of the Senior League and 
"Coronation" "Portuguese Hymn" 
"Over the Ocean" "Love for the 
Church", and "The Bible" never were 
more uplifting, and we said in our 
hearts: "Thank God for the grand 
old hymns that have blessed hu- 

H. G. Price in Epworth Era. 


During the months of January, Feb- 
ruary and March, every League should 
pay the Conference assessment. The 
10 cent assessment should be paid at 
once. Let's pay the 10 cent assess- 
ment just as quickly as possible as 
the Central Office at Nashville needs 
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Our Little Folks 


Georgia Cuthbert's bright-red sled 
was a great deal the largest and nicest 
in the town. Her uncle had brought it 
to her from the city at Christmas time. 
His present was always the best one 
that Georgia had. "Her sled is a 
beauty!" Rose McDougal told the fami- 
ly when she reached home, two miles 
from school. "It goes like lightning. 
Three can sit on it. So she takes dif- 
ferent girls by turns." 

"Does she ever take you?" asked 
Kittie, who was not strong enough to 
walk two miles. 

Rose shook her head. 

"We are poor folks," said Jim short- 

"I don't think that she doesn't ask 
me for that reason," Rose hurried to 
explain. "It's just that she has her 
mind so full of the girls she likes al- 
ready, and of what they are going to 
do together, that she doesn't know that 
I am there." 

"She is horrid!" declared Kittie. 
"Don't you have anything to do with 

"I don't suppose I can, much," said 
Rose. "But she isn't horrid. She is 
the nicest girl in school — so good-na- 

"Good-natured!" exclaimed Kittie, 
and Jim echoed the words with her. 

"She is," nodded Rose cheerfully. 
"She is nice to the little scholars and 
she likes all the teachers; she doesn't 
make any trouble about anything. 
Georgia Cuthbert is a favorite of the 
■whole school, and I don't wonder a 

A few days afterwards it began to 
rain, and when the snow had been 
washed away it froze hard. At recess, 
and after school, sledding gave place to 
skating. "I can be in the fun now," 
said Rose. "I can skate." She had 
a part of Jim's skates that he had cut 
down. They were queer, old-fashioned 

"How can she skate on them?" some 
of the girls asked one another, when 
she sat on the bank, buckling them on. 
"They are so clumsy, they'll trip her." 

"Did you ever see any like them?" 
asked another. "I never did." 

They talked and laughed a little 
among themselves, softly. In a min- 
ute or two Georgia Cuthbert, who had 
not said a word, suddenly spoke. 
"Hush!" she whispered hurriedly. 
"Don't let her see you watching her. 
Don't let her hear you laughing. Go 
on and skate! You will hurt her feel- 
ings." In her urgency Georgia pushed 
out boldly on the ice. She was a poor 
skater. In a minute she found her- 
self on a rough spot and began to 
careen wildly in an effort to keep her 
footing. It was Rose who shot quickly 
to the rescue and with a sturdy arm 
helped her to a safe seat on the beach 
again. "How strong you are!" cried 
Georgia, admiringly, as soon as she got 
her breath. "How well you skate! 
I wish I could. I don't think I'll ever 

"Oh, yes, you will!" said Rose en- 
couragingly. 'It's a little hard at first." 

"But it isn't at first. I started with 
the others. And it is very hard; it 
isn't only a 'little hard.' " 

"Let me teach you?" said Rose. "I 
taught two girls once and they learned 

At the end of the afternoon Georgia 
was radiant. "I have more idea of how 
to d<j it," she declared, "than I ever 
thought I could get. It really seems as 
if it might be possible some day to 
stand up and make my feet go at the 

same time without being so dreadfully 
likely to fall on my nose." 

Rose had much to tell when she 
reached home. When she came to the 
part where she saved Georgia from 
slipping up on the rough piece of ice, 
Kittie interrupted her. "Why didn't 
you just let her tumble?" she demand- 
ed: "I would have. If she couldn't 
see me standing right by her to invite 
me on her sled, I wouldn't have seen 
her to save her from a fall. Why 
didn't you let her go?" 

"Why," exclaimed Rose, looking 
rather abashed before Kittie's vigor- 
ous speech, "I — I didn't think of it. 
I didn't remember anything at all about 

"Don't be evasive, Rose," put in Jim. 
"If you had thought of it, you would 
have thought better of it in time to 
catch her." 

"Rose is silly," said Kattie with a 
discouraged sigh. "She always will be, 
I suppose. Her silliness is one of the 
best things about her." 

"I am dreadfully silly," said Rose. 
But she was thinking about something 
else. "I was silly "enough," she told 
them, "to hate to be seen on the pond 
with my funny old skates. I almost 
didn't go. And I don't believe any of 
the girls noticed them." 

This was Saturday. On Sunday 
night it snowed again. On Monday 
when Rose came in from school, Kit- 
tie, after one look at her face, said, 
"You have been down hill on the big, 
red sled!" 

"Oh, lots of times!' cried Rose. "A 
great many! Everybody was friendly 
with me today. They all were lovely 
with me. Georgia invited me to tea 
tomorrow. She invited you too. Her 
father is going to take you there and 
bring you back." 

Kittie's face grew very bright. 

"It is very kind of Mr. Cuthbert to 
take so much trouble," said Mrs. Mac- 
Dougal, a little hesitatingly. 

"Yes, isn't it?" said Rose; "but he 
will like to do it, I guess. Father 
would, you know. Georgia's father is 
like her, I think. I told you," she end- 
ed up in triumph, "that Georgia was 
the nicest girl in school. I am sure 
you will like her." — The Standard. 

What is our life? It is a mission 
to go into every corner we can reach 
and conquer for God's beatitude his 
unhappy world back to him. It is a 
devotion of ourselves to the bliss of 
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tolate of kindness. — Faber. 

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itself as the poplar and willow, whose 
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he who keeps his face to the sun and 
in his heart the love of birds and flow- 
ers. They shall ever whisper to him 
and in a world of shadows he shall yet 
be solaced by their beauty. — Resour- 


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January 19th, 1911 

Woman's H. M. oociety 


-Mrs. IV. L. Nicholson, FJitor, Charlotte, N. C. 


I know not what the future hath, 

Of marvel or surprise, 
Assured alone that life and death 

His mercy underlies. 

And if my heart and Tesh were weak 

To bear an untried pain 
The bruised reed He will not break 

But strengthen and sustain. 

And so beside the silent sea, 

I wait the muffled oar, 
No harm from Him can come to me 

On ocean or on shore. 

1 know not where His islands lift 
Their fronded palms in air; 

I only know I cannot drift 
Beyond His love and care. 

O brothers! if my faith is vain 

If hopes like these betray, 
Pray for me that my feet may gain 

The surer and the safer way. 

And Thou, O Lord! by whom are seen 

Thy creatues as they be 
Forgive me if too close I lean 

My human heart on Thee. 

— Whittier. 

Our records for 1910 have been 
made. What they shall be for the 
new year, 1911, depends upon you ; up- 
on me. And what will we do, what 
are we already doing? Will we show 
that our love to our Father is more 
genial, sincere and strong by render- 
ing more joyous and efficient service 
to his little ones? His needy ones? 

And who are His needy ones? Are 
we not oftimes mistaken m supposing 
that only the needy ones are those 
in need of financial aid? But, oh, how 
many more needy there are — there 
are those in need of love, those in 
need of sympathy, those in need of in- 
formation which would broaden their 
outlook and brighten their lives. Are 
we doing our duty to all these? If not 
then let's make our lives more potent 
factors for good than they have ever 
been before. 

As has been announced before there 
will be no leaflets for this month. This 
in answer to many inquiries. The 
year books which have been sent to 
every auxiliary in the Conference will 
be found very helpful. Do not throw 
yours aside, but study carefully the 
ou'tline prepared for each month's 

It gives us unalloyed pleasure 
to print this week a letter from 
Miss Stevens, at one time the Deacon- 
ess at Gastonia. In a personal letter 
to the editor she says: "The N. C. 
friends have a very warm place in 
my memory. Their loving kindness 
will always be precious to me." 

First Church, Ft. worth, Tex., Jan. 7th. 

Dear Mrs. Nicholson: It seems a 
long time since I was with you in 
North Carolina, but the calendar counts 
a year at the Methodist Temple in 
Louisville, Ky., and a little more than 
a year in Ft. Worth, Tex. The days 
are always busy ones. If there were 
six instead of one deaconess we could 
still find more than our hands 
could do in this busy cause of our Mas- 
ter's Vineyard. I am pastor's assis- 
tant in a church of seventeen hundred 
members, so the past year my work 
has consisted mainly of visiting. Have 
also been superintendent of the Home 
Department of our Sunday Sohool. Our 

ambition has been to enroll every 
member of the church in the Sunday 

Another pleasant department of work 
has been our Intermediate League. At 
present it has a membership of seventy 
young people between the ages of thir- 
teen and twenty-one. This has been 
a fine field for service. My co-worker 
in the League, Mrs. E. L. Stevens, has 
borne the heavier burden. 

We have the past year taken up two 
scholarships in Korea. A boy in Princ 
Yun's school, and a girl in the Lucy 
Cuninggie school. The young peo-" 
pie also gave ten dollars to a Korean 
missionary, and sent a box of good 
things to our orphanage at Waco. 
'They carry good literature to the 
county jail and city prison. But the 
most encouraging feature of the work 
to me is the improvement in the boys 
and girls — and their readiness to take 
part in the devotional meetings. 

Perhaps you would be interested in 
the program of the day's work: 

Yesterday morning, went to the 
church office as usual and getting there 
earlier than the janitor meant fixing 
the fire. Several lists of folks to visit 
were made. A book was posted of 
families who came to the church who 
have not yet put in their letters — also 
of young people who attend our 
services but are not members. A long 
list, of folk ■ whose addresses have 
changed needed attention. After din- 
ner visiting began. 

First on a woman who has been a 
drunkard, but has recently professed 
conversion. Then on a newcomer nex 1 
at a beautiful mansion where a lonely, 
sorrowful woman lives, then at the 
home of two ladies, good women, to 
enlist them in a Bible Study Class 
soon to be opened by the pastor. Next 
on an old lady recently returned from 
a serious operation at a sanitarium. 
She has been a faithful Christian, and 
a prayer at her side helped the dea- 
coness possibly more than the dear 
old saint. Then to the home of the 
new member who had seemed not ex- 
actly satisfied with her Christian ex- 
perience. It takes a little time to get 
into hearts, so we just visited together 
awhile and a life stary was told of 
an orphan's struggle with the world, 
and now as a widowed mother the 
same old struggle goes on for bread 
and home. But God is there to carry 
the burden. 

Again we take it all to Jesus and 
another home was entered. This time 
a dear old lady seventy-five years old, 
vigorous and busy for the Master. Her 
fingers even then working on garments 
for the poor. We talked over our 
Home Department work and plans for 
the new quarter, for she is one of the 
most faithful and efficient visitors. The 
darkness warned us that working hours 
were over and suppertime had come. 
It was prayer meeting night and at 
the church telephone a message was 
waiting from a sick woman to be visit- 
ed on the morrow. 

The pastor's strong gospel message, 
full of faith and hope, made a beauti- 
ful close to the day. 

Yours in blessed service, 
Ida M. Stevens, (Deaconess). 


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Conducted by Mrs. L. IV. Crawford, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

God is moving on. 
His march is swift, and our time is 

No such age has ever before shone 

on this planet. 
No such doors ever before opened to 
his Church. 

Who will fall into line with God, 
Join in his majestic march_ 
And in the advance of his plan 
Reach the golden fruition of the 

— A. T. Pierson. 


Dear Women of the Missionary So- 
cieties in the Western N. C. Con- 
ference : 

Do you realize that the end of our 
fiscal year is fast approaching, that 
we are even now in the middle of the 
fourth quarter? 

Great things were set before us at 
the Annual Meeting in Reidsville. 
Broader views of the work needed 
were given us. Full of zeal and in- 
spiration from this larger vision, we 
promised larger things financially. 
That $20,000.00 total receipts which 
we so much want to reach this year, 
means an advance of $4,000.00. In the 
three quarters closed we have advanc- 
ed not quite $400.00 over the corres- 
ponding three quarters of last year, 
only one tenth of the whole increase 
required. We must do some strenuous 
work in this fourth quarter if we 
reach our goal. I said "if we reach", 
but I should say "for we must reach". 
We cannot afford to disappoint our- 
selves or our dear President and Cor- 
responding Secretary, who are looking 
to the rank and file to carry out the 
plans of the leaders. Least of all can 
we afford to disappoint our Lord and 
Master, for after all it is to Him we 
made our pledges. 

Have we this year adapted our- 
selves to the pattern of love and ser- 
vice given us in the beginning of the 

"A consecrated personality 

"A higher prayer life. 

"A double membership 

"An offering of $20,000.00." 

If the first three of these conditions 
have been fulfilled; if we all first gave 
ourselves; then went to our Father 
for his help and blessing; and lastly 
went out with faith and courage, and 
brought in the new members; then I 
have no fears about the fourth di- 
mension of the pattern. I can look 
with confidence to the first of March 
and the Treasurer's report, knowing 
we cannot fall behind. 

I shall hold my books open until 
March 12th for remittances. Please 
every one try to have reports in by 
that date for I don't want to have to 
write a single one "your report came 
too late to be counted this quarter." 
Lovingly yours 
Mrs. P. N. Peacock, Treas. 


The letter of our Conference Treas- 
urer is before us, dear sisters. Let 
us first of all see that, by some means 
its message reaches every member of 
our constituency. 
I, for one, have read it with intens- 

[ est interest. As I fully realized the 
financial situation so clearly present- 

I ed, I admit there was a momentary 
sinking of my heart in doubt and 
fear. To reach our aims, not only 

must the receipts of this fourth quart- 
er be equal to those of the last quart- 
er of last year, but exceed them by 
$3600! Where is all that money to 
come from, I questioned. Why should 
that terrible question of "money" have 
to figure so largely in missionary work 

To follow all the thoughts that 
crowded" my mind would make too 
long a story. Prominent among them 
stood the dreadful indictment that 
failure to reach our goal would bring 
against our real consecration, prayer 
life, faith and effort during the past 
months — then the loss our work would 
suffer just when new fields are open- 
ing, new opportunities multiplying, 
and the immediate needs of work al- 
ready established are so urgently press- 
ing — -then the disappointed expecta)- 
tions of the Master Himself. But at 
length, as I pondered, there came a 
vision of eleven zealous district secre- 
taries, each working with might and 
main lest her own district fall short; 
of dozens of society presidents, each 
determined that her society shall not 
be the one to fail; of hundreds of 
devout women ready, to the point of 
sacrifice, to stand by and respond to 
the leaders call — and all with isix 
weeks more of time. And best of all 
there came too the vision of One with 
whom all things are possible — One 
whose "eyes wander to and fro through- 
out the whole earth to show Him- 
self strong in behalf of those whose 
hearts are perfect toward Him." Do 
you wonder that j in a moment, doubts 
and fears were utterly vanquished, 
and faith reigned triumphant. 

At last I closely questioned my own 
heart. What am I willing to do to 
make success assured? Shall I not 
if for no other reason than the sheer 
joy of living in a day like this, give 
more than I did last year? If I have 
failed, for any reason to add any new 
members, and thus failed to virtually 
add to the treasury the amount these 
new members would have given, shall 
I not in a measure atone by giving 
that amount from my own stores? If 
I have already given to the seeming 
limit of my ability and have no ready 
money, is there not some other indul- 
gence I can forego, remembering that 
nothing is so spiritually wholesome 
as self-denial for Christ's sake? 

Will not you, too, dear sister^ make 
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January 19th, 1911 

JANUARY 22, 1911. 

Omri and Arab Lead Israel Into Great- 
er 1 Sin.. I Kings 16:15-33. 

Golden Text — Righteousness exalteth 
a nation; But sin is a reproach to any 
people. Prov. 14:34. 

Back to Old Sins. 

The kings of Israel kept following 
in the paths of Jeroboam. Evil ways 
were constantly gaining a stronger 
hold on the people. Israel had parted 
company with the advancing faith, and 
the forms of its worship of* Jehovah 
were tainted with practices coming 
out of a darker past. Such forms of 
Jehovah worship could easily bring 
about a time when only the name of 
Jehovah was preserved and all the 
true moral and spiritual quality had de- 
parted from the people's religion. Loy- 
alty to Jehovah consisted not in loy- 
alty to his name, but in loyalty to His 
character. The Semitic past, with its 
lure of old vices, was having a full 
opportunity to make itself felt during 
this period. The influences set in mo- 
tion were poisoning the nation's life. 

Of the brief reign of Nadab and of 
the reign of Baasha we read the same 
story of walking in evil ways. Each 
was killed while in a drunken carouse. 
Zimri, his assassin, was king but for 
seven days. It seems he had a previ- 
ous record of evil influence and there 
is no reason to feel that Israel lost 
a good king when he perished in the 
flames of the palace at Tirzah, which 
he himself had set on fire to escape the 
vengeance of the victorious general, 
Omri. * /] 

The troops which made Omri king 
had a true instinct for a strong per- 
sonality. This powerful man made 
himself and his nation felt far and 
wide. But he, too, followed in the 
evil practices which seemed to have 
become fastened upon his nation's life. 
Old sins gained firmer hold during his 

It is a hard thing to escape from 
the grasp of the past. The good of 
the past keeps whispering high sum- 
moning words. This is the noble min- 
istry of the past. The evil of the past 
keeps tugging at the life of a man or 
a nation. Its fascinations, its indul- 
gences throb in the blood. This Is the 
tragedy of the past. 

One of the great tasks of life is to 
conquer the worst of the past and to 
preserve its best. Weeds whose seeds 
fell into the ground in other days must 
be rooted out. Growths which give 
promise of good fruit in days to come 
must be cared for and nourished. It is 
the bad eminence of the early kings 
of Israel that they cultivated weeds. 
On to New Sins. 

There are indications that before 
the end of the reign of Omri evil in- 
fluences from without its borders may 
have begun to creep in upon Israel. 
With the marriage of Ahab, Omri's son 
and successor, to Jezebel, the daughter 
of Ethbaal, king of Sidon and Tyre, a 
new crisis came in the moral and re- 
ligious history of Israel. This Phoeni- 
cian princess, coming from a powerful 
and brilliant commercial city, brought 
her own religion and its forms of wor- 
ship with her. A place for Jezebel in 
Israel meant a place for the worship 
of the Phoenician Baal. It is not prob- 
able that Ahab hesitated long as he 
thought of this. He doubtless felt that 
the religion of Jehovah could easily be 

generous enough to make room for 
another form of worship in Israel. 
Ahab had no thought of banishing the 
worship of Jehovah. He merely asked 
room for the religion of the queen be- 
side his own. Of course such a mix- 
ture was impossible; and the very at- 
tempt was a moral tragedy. The cor- 
rupt worship of the Phoenician Baal 
with the powerful , influence of the 
court behind it, would become the fash- 
ionable religion of the country, and 
its moral and religious devastation 
would be felt in widening circles over 
the whole country. To the worship of 
Jehovah in unethical and unworthy 
ways were to be added the evil rites 
of a foreign religion imported with 
the coming of a strong-minded queen 
whose force of character would be felt 
everywhere. The outlook seemed black 

When long practices befome so- 
cially creditable they have gained a 
dangerous ally. When fashion supports 
evil ways they soon gain larger cur- 
rency. When it is considered good 
form to do bad things the pressure 
proves too much for many people. The 
morally careless are swept along with 
the tide. The amiable and good-inten- 
tioned people who lack robustness of 
conviction have no power to withstand 
the influences by which they are sur- 
rounded. Vice clad in the garments 
of a great social success is one of the 
foes it is hardest to conquer. When 
Jezebel comes to the city with her 
blandishing ways and the evil worship 
in her train, there are dark days ahead. 

Two Secular Kings. 

Omri and Ahab were strong kings. 
The qualities of Omri as a general se- 
cured the complete loyalty of his troops 
and when word of the usurpation of 
Zimri came to the camp they were 
ready and eager to make their gener- 
al king. We must think of Omri then 
as a soldier who knew how to control 
men in such a way as to secure their 
personal devotion and loyalty. His 
reign was so vigorous that the Assyr- 
ians came to call Israel the "land of 
Omri." Force, energy and the capa- 
city for genuine leadership marked 
his rule. Omri's son, Ahab, inherited 
his father's energy and his father's 
temperament. He, too, was a brave, 
forceful king. During these two reigns 
Israel was in the hands of men of 
large plans, zestful activity and a gift 
for the execution of their ideas, which 
made itself felt among the people 
round about. 

We may he surprised then, at the 
intensity with which they are con- 
demned by the men who wrote the 
story of their reigns. The explana- 
tion is that biblical historians are 
never thinking mainly of political 
prowess or military achievement. They 
are thinking of the great moral and 
religious issues. If a king leaves his 
country weaker in morals and poorer 
in religious life he is sharply condemn- 
ed, however able and forceful he may 
have been in other regards. Omri and 
Ahab had no real appreciation of the 
moral meaning of events. They did 
not understand the nature of religion. 
They were completely secular in char- 
acter and in outlook upon life. This 
fact is the explanation and it is the 
condemnation of their careers. 

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possession. A sharp, shrewd insight 
into the secular significance of men 
and events is a practical asset a man 
should not despise. But when this is 
all there is to a man, when all 
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The Ethical Element in Religion. 

The central fact about the religion 
of Jehovah as it advances through Old 
Testament life is that it is pronounc- 
ing the word "righteousness" with 
compelling vitality. All the while the 
character of Jehovah Himself and the 
type of character He demands of His 
people are beconjing clearer. 

Israel under a succession of kings 
departed from the main movement 
of the religion of Jehovah. First there 
was a worship of Jehovah leaving out 
the growing emphasis on character, 
which was practically a false religion 
keeping the name of the true. It was 
a movement the inevitable climax of 
which would be worshiping a false God 
and calling him Jehovah. Then came 
the imported cult, in which the wor- 
shin and the name were both false, in 
which all hope for the upbuilding of 
character va? lost in the rites of an 
evil religion. The emph isis on char- 

acter seemed to be vanisr^ng from 1* 
reel's l'fe. Religion and mcrals seemed 
about to be completely divorced. » 

Doubtless tnere were l.ot a few peo- 
ple in Israel who refused to follow the 
false worship of ths true God as well 
as the false worship of the false god. 
A little later Elijah was astonished to 
find how many quiet, faithful people 
there were left in the kingdom. This 
class, who clung to that advancing 
worship of Jehovah whose moral and 
spiritual message was the very center 
of its meaning, were the hope of the 
nation's life. 

Morals without religion give the fire 
which consumes the bush where it 
blazes. Religion without morals gives 
the luxuriant bush with no fire at all. 
Religion shot through the moral energy 
gives the bush which is burning hut 
not consumed. Moral earnestness with- 
out religion will give a man an ideal 
he can never attain, and so lead him 
to despair. Religion without moral 
earnestness will be a surging emotion 
without power to uplift the life. Re 
ligion which keeps a great ethical in- 
tensity will give a man the content- 
ment of a great peace and the incentive 
of a great demand. These things were 
to be worked out in the religious his- 
tory of periods far later than the time 
of Omri and Ahab, but the problems 
which involved these issues were be- 
ginning to be felt in those old days. 

January 19th, 1911 


The Farm and Garden 


January is apt to be an idle month 
on many farms but there is always 
work that- can be done. Plowing for 
the spring crops where no cover crop 
has been sown will put the spring 
work a little ahead, but it is always 
best to have a cover crop to turn in 
the spring. 

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a good time to plan for a good rota- 
tion of crops. We do not advise a 
rotation for the purpose of "resting" 
the soil. Soil does not get tired; it 
gets starved, though, and needs feed- 
ing with organic decay that will en- 
able you to use commercial fertilizers 
more liberally and to better advant- 
age. Rotation means keeping the land 
harder at work growing things for its 
improvement, and thus increasing the 
sale crops. It means farming as a 
profession instead of gambling on the 
chances with a little fertilizer on a 
dead soil. It means putting life — bac- 
terial life — into the soil, and while get- 
ting profitable crops of other things 
besides the staple money crop to in- 
crease the production of the money 
crop. Now is the time to study this 
and to plan for the coming season. 
If you have not been farming in a 
systematic way, determine now that 
you will start it. 

* * * * 

Those who are feeding beef cattle 
or dairy cows will find January no 
leisure season. The fertilizer factory 
of the farm should be actively at work 
turning the forage that has been grown 
into beef and milk and butter, and the 
studious farmer will find it to his 
advantage to study what Dr. Butler 
is writing about feeds and feeding. 
The man with dairy prodcts to sell, or 
the man who will have beef cattle to 
sell, will not need to borrow money to 
start his cotton farming in the spring. 
He will have cash for hiring hands 
and all other expenses, and even if 
he makes only the value of his feed 
on the market, he will have the ma- 
nure for his land as a profit above the 
value of the feed, and the feed will 
thus be going back on his land instead 
of being sold from it. 

* * * * 

If your implements and machinery 
have not been cleaned up, you have 
plenty of time now to see that every- 
thing is in good order for the spring 

In the Garden and Tru<U< Fields. 

January is the opening season for 
the gardener. In the far South some 
will be planting early potatoes. I 
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sections to be in too great a hurry 
about this north of central Florida. 
I have seen January-planted potatoes 
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potatoes that start after a freeze-back 
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While in most parts of the South, 
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entirely too many planted. 

jsut the crop of early garden peas 
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* * * * 

The early freeze heie stopped my 
setting cabage plants, but as soon as 
I catch the weather right I shall con- 
tinue setting. I remember years ago 
near Baltimore just such December 
weather, and cabbage plants were not 
set till January and did well. 

.Lettuce plants for the spring head- 
ing should now be set in the frames. 
In my frames, where the lettuce is 
now nearly cut out, 1 will now sow 
beets and radishes in alternate rows 
six inches apart. The sashes on the 
frames have two layers of glasses and 
no frost gets through, and 1 expect to 
pull the radishes out before the beets 
need all the room. Then later in 
thinning the beets 1 will try to get 
them hardened off so that the thin- 
nings can be transplanted to the open 
ground in March and get ahead of 
seed sown outside in February. 

* * * * 

Onion seed of the Prizetaker or the 
Giant Gibraltar can now be sown in 
cold irames and transplanted later to 
the open ground. Grown in this way 
these varieties of onions make very 
large bulbs and the labor of transplant- 
ing is not heavier than thinning from 
seed sown outside. There is no plant 
easier to transplant than an onion 
plant, for one will grow if its roots 
touch the soil. 

In the far South onion seed sown 
in January will make bulbs, but as 
far north as eastern North Carolina 
February sowing is better. I never 
use sets except for early green bunch- 
ing onions, for we can grow better 
ripe onions from seed direct of the 
Northern directors. For the starting 
in frames I would use only the Spanish 
and Italian sorts; for outside, sow the 
Yellow and White Globe Southport. 

* *** 

In Southern sections where tomatoes 
may be set out in March, the seed 
should be sown in frames in January, 
and transplanted once before setting 
out so as to have stronger plants. I 
have found that the time to sow to- 
mato seed under glass is about ten 
weeks before it will be safe to set 
them in the open ground in the lo- 
cality. It takes but a small space to 
start plants enough to fill a large 
frame when transplanted four inches 
apart. I shall use the Langdon Ear- 
liana for the eairliesti tomato land 
Eugene Davis for the main crop. An- 
other fine tomato is the Globe. This 
is being largely forced under glass 
in the Lake Shore region, and is highly 
spoken of in Florida. 

* * * * 

One of my friends in the seed trade 
has sent me about 500 tulip bulbs that 
were left over from fall sales and I 
am waiting for a chance to plant them. 
He says that the beds at the Pan- 
American Show at Buffalo were not 
planted till late January and made a 
fine show. So I suppose that those 
who like me have some bulbs yet to 
plant may get them in. — -Prof. Mas- 
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January 19th, 1911 

Our Children's 
Home Department 

Sunday, January 29th will be the 
first fifth Sunday in this year of grace, 

Dear Superintendent, will you not 
begin now and plan to make thah a 
great day for our Children's Home and 
for your Cunday School? The orphan 
children ned your help. And your 
people need the blessing that comes 
to those Who serve the Lord by minist- 
ering to His little ones. Remember 
how He said: "Inasmuch as ye have 
donS It unto one of these ye have done 
it unto me." 


Our Children's Home is an institu- 
tion of the Methodist Church. The 
Church has established this H n me and 
has instructed its officers to bring into 
it destitute and orphan children. The 
children are here, nearly a hundred 
of them. They must be fed and clothed 
and provided with all the necessities 
of life. 

How- is the support of th& Home to 
be provided? The Church has placed 
this ' responsibility upon men holding 
certain official positions; these are the 
preachers and the Sunday School Sup- 

Our annual Conference has provid- 
ed -Xh&t in every charge the pastor 
shall arrange for collections for the 
Home, and that the collections shall 
not be less than ten per cent of the 
amount assessed for the pastor's sal- 
ary. Every pastor in the Conference 
recognizes this as a definite obligation, 
and will do all in his power to collect 
the amount specified. 

What about the Sunday School Su- 
perintendent? He is an officer of the 
Church, selected to a position of honor 
and responsibility. The same author- 
ity , that made it the duty of the 
preacher to take a collection in his 
congregation for the Children's Home 
also provided that every superintend- 
ent should- take a collection for the 
Home on each Fifth Sunday. 

Brother Superintendent, what will 
you do about this obligation? 


Many of our Sunday School Super- 
intendents recognize the Fifth Sunday 
collection as an obligation and they 
take it every fifth Sunday without 
fail. They are loyal and faithful offic- 
ers of the churc a and they are consci- 
entious in the performanee of duty. 


There are others who recognize the 
fifth Sunday collections not only as 
an obligation but more especially as a 
gracious privilege. They take the col- 
lection joyfully. 


With sorrow we say it, there are a 
great many of our Sunday school 
superintendents who do not take this 
collection at all. How an officer of the 
Methodist Church can persistently re- 
fuse to observe this manifest duty, 
this obligation, laid upon him by the 
Church, is hard to understand. 


right by resolving that he will on 
every fifth Sunday urge upon his 
school the duty and the privilege of 
having a part in the support of our 
Children's Home. 


Conducted by H. A. Hayes 


Rev. T. F. Marr, D. D., President, 

Rev. N. R. Richardson, Vice-President, 

Mount Pleasant 

G. F. Ivey, Secretary Hickory 

J. A. Glenn Wlnston-Salom 

G. L. Hackney Asheville 

C. H. Ireland Greensboro 

Rev. H. K. Boyer, D. D Charlotte 

Rev. Harold Turner Statesville 

J. L. Nelson Lienoir 

J. K. Norlleet Winston-Salem 

S. Li. Rogers Raleigh 

Walter Thompson Concord 

James A. Gr,ay, Treas Winston -Salem 

Rev. J. P. Rodgers, Financial Agent. 


H. A. Hayes, Supt Winston-Salem 


If any of our friends think that we 
are having to live hard, we wish to 
let them know that we don't need 
their sympathy these days. Just now 
we are living on "the fat of the land." 
Why, today we had cracklin' bread 
and collard greens. We have a big 
patch of the collards and two more 
big hogs to kill. So we do not intend 
to starve for a few days yet. 


These are a few of the cases de- 
manding our help in the past few 

Boy of 10, fatherless, motherless, in 
a county home among aged paupers 
and insane people. 

Girl of 12, mother dead, father a 
drunkard, girl in great moral peril, 
brutally treated by father. 

Girls of 3, 9, and 12, boys of 2 and 
8, fatherless, mother unable to work 
and dependent upon charity for daily 
necessities, a terrible case of desti- 

Boys of 5 and 9, girl of 7; fatherless, 
mother in charity ward at the hospi- 
tal, children adrift. 

Four small children in cotton mill 
town, no parents, no known relatives. 

Girls of 8 and 11, boy of 6, mother 
immoral, children sent out to beg. 

These — and many more. 

God pity them every one! 

ENDING JAN. 14th, 1911. 

Oak Ridge Sunday School, $4.25; 
Crabtree Sunday School, $2.25; Doub's 
Chapel Sunday School, Lewisville Ct., 
$1.50; Cherry ville Sunday School, $2.- 
75; Total, $10.75. 


Pleasant Hill Church, Sulphur 
Springs Ct, $2.00; Norwood Church, 
$22.39; Holmes Memorial Church, Sal- 
isbury, $4.16; Mt. Pleasant Circuit, 
$4.40; West Concord Circuit, Concord, 
$9.35; Total, $42.30. 

BER 31, 1910. 

We are hoping and praying that 
svefry Sunday- School Superintendent tn will start the new year 


Rev. J. S. Hiatt, WinstonJ-Salem, 
$10.00; TMr. and Mrs. B. R. Steelman, 
Mocksville, R. F. D., $25.00; Friend, 
Wadesboro, $25.00; Mrs. Elizabeth 
Oakley, Greensboro, $5.00; Mrs. M. E. 
Kelly, Salisbury, $5.00; Miss J. E. Aus- 
tin, Salisbury, $2.00; Total, $72.00. 


Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Steelman, $25.00; 
Friend, Wadesboro, $25.00; Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Oakley, $1.00; Mrs. Kelly and 
Miss Austin, $7.00; Total, $58.00. 

Paid on Former Subscriptions. 
Franklinville: Prof. D. M. Weatherly 
$5.00; Mrs. D. M. Weatherly, $5.00; 
Miss Wiley Bagwell, $2.50. Spencer: 
J. P. Chevier, $10.00; B. F. Stevenson, 
$10.00. Advance: Mr. and Mrs. J. E. 
Orrell, $2.00; B. S. Orrell, $2.00. J. A. 
?esperman, Salisbury, $5.00; J. F. Hen- 
dren, Elkin, $5.00; Severs Bros., Char- 
lotte, $25.00; J. E. Kirkman, High 
Point, $100.00; W. O. Burgin, Thomas- 
ville, $2.00; W. J. Halladay, Greens- 
boro, $5.00; O. M. Bundy, Jamestown, 
$3.00; S. J. Patterson, Fort Mill, S. C. 
R. F. D. 2, $2.00; Mrs. J. W. Phillips, 
Newton, $1.00; T. V. Terrell, Coolee- 
mee, $7.50; Miss Carrie D. Harris, 
Norfolk, $12.50; T. E. Lothery, David- 
son, $5.00; H. W. Courtney, Lenoir, 
$5.00; Job Cartuer, Woodleaf, $1.00; 
Davis Tucker, Mt. Pleasant, $5.00; C. 
R. Tucker,' Mt. Pleasant, $5.00; S. W. 
Fulk, Pilot Mt, $5.00; G. C. Ballard, 
Newton, $10.00; J. J. Eaton, for Miss 
Mattie Eaton, Mocksville, $5.00; D. H. 
Brown, Mocksville, $1.00; Miss Bora 
Walker, Kannapolis, $1.00; W. L. Ham, 
Jamestown, $1.00; C. A. Clark, for M. 
E. Clark, Walnut, $1.00; F. M. Scroggs, 
Morganton, $12.50; R. B. Newsonl, 
Winston-Salem, $1.00; D. A. Beaver, 
Salisbury, $10.00; Mrs. F. A. Adder- 
holdt Statesville, $3.00; J. E. Divelbiss, 
A.sheville, $5.00; Will R. Kiger, King, 
5.00; J. D. Holland, Statesville, $2.00; 
J. T. Wood, Asheboro, $12.50; W. P. 
Redman, Barber, $5.00; Dr. W. L. Aber- 
lethy, Hickory, $25.00; J. P. Sanders, 

Ireensboro, $12.50; J. R. Gentle, Salis- 
bury, R. F. D.5, $1.00; T. J. Adkins, 
Cleveland, $5.00; Mrs. Carrie E. Ang- 
.lin, Burnsvillo, $5.00; J. A. Brooks, 
Hot Springs, $5.00; J. B. Martin, Hot 
"■prings, $5.00; H. P. Rich, Hot Springs 
$12.50; W. L. Greer, Lenoir, $5.00; M. 
C. Huffstetler, Lowell, $1.00; D. W. 
Alexander, Connelly Springs, $10.00; 
lev. D. P. Goode, Rutherford College, 
$5.00; Chas. F. and Jas. E. Lambeth, 
Thomasville, $20.00; Total, $417.50. 

14, 1911. 

Rev. J. H. Barnhardt, High Point, 
$100.00. • 

Morven Circuit. 

Morven: J. E. Johnson, $1.50; R. P.' 
Little, $1.00; D. L. Johnson, $2.00; 
J. H. Johnson, $5.00; Morven Church, 
$3.01; Mrs. G. A. Martin, $.50; R. H. 
Gathings, ?5.00; L. L. Williams, $10.- 
00; M. L. Ham, $25.00; M. L. Lowry, 
$2.00; H. G. Huntley, $1.00; W. A. 
Niven, $10.00; G. J. Watson, $5.00; 
fas. A. Dunn, $5.00; Cliff Ratliff, $5.00; 

2. C. Dunn, $5.00; B. M. Melton, $2.50; 

3. L. Griggs, $2.50; A. J. Brooks, $5.- 
,0; Tyler C. Cox, $5.00; L. C. Streater, 
$2.50; Mrs. T. V. Hardison, $10.00; 
Rev. J. J. Barker, $10.00; J. L. Little, 
$10.00; Prof. J. C. Crawford, $10.00; 
F. E. Dunn, $5.00; Mrs. T. F. Misen- 
heimer, $5.00. Morven, R. F. D.: 
C. P. Robinson, $25.00; J. E. A. Rat- 
iff, $5.00; New Hope Church, $.35; H. 

,W. Gaddy, $2.00;; P. H. Gaddy, $1.00; 
Mrs. T. L. Robinson, $5.00; Mrs. E. L. 
Horne, $5.00; B. L. Robinson, $5.00. 
Wadesboro: C. C. Rowman, $5.00; O. 

Bowman, $10. 00; Jas. T. Teal, $5.00; 
Wadesboro, R. F. D. 2: J. T. Moore, 
$5.00; E. C. Griggs, $10.00; W. D. Niv- 
en, $2.50; Bethel Church, $1.30; M. 
,W. Gaddy, $25.00; C. W. Moore, $1.00; 
1. T. Capel, $25.00; J. S. Myers, $5.00; 
T. C. Moore, $2.00; Miss Rex Moore, 
$2.00; Miss Anna Moore, $1.00; Jas. 
C. Griggs, $5.00; Mrs. Julia Moore, 
$3.00. McFarland: A. J. McRae, 
$5.00. Chesterfield, S. C, R. F. D. 2.: 
H. T. Griggs, $1.00; Jno. C. Griggs, 
$2.50. Chesterfield, S. C, R. F. D. 1: 
Miss Nannie Griggs, $2.00. 

Lilesville Circuit. 

Morven: W. E. Pratt, $5.00; J. V. 
Pratt, $5.00. 

Wadesboro Station. 

Wadesboro: J. C. McLeod, $10.00; 
Total, $440.16. 


W. E. Pratt, $5.00; Miss ..Nannie 
Griggs, $2.00; J. C. Griggs, $1.00; H. T. 
Iriggs, $1.00; A. J. McRae, $5 00; Jas. 
C. Griggs, $5.00; M. W. Gaddy, $5.00; 
Bethel Church, $1.30;; W. D. Niven, 

2.50; J. T Moore, $5.00; Jas. T. Teal, 
$5.00; O. C. Bowman, $10.00; C. C. 
Bowman, $5.00; B. L. Robinson, $5.00; 
P. H Gaddy, $1.00; H. W. Gaddy, $1.- 
00; New Hope Church, $.35; C. P. 
Robinson, $5.00; Mrs. T. F. Misen- 
xieimer, $5.00; F. E. Dunn, $5.00; Prof. 
J. C. Crawford, $10.00; Mrs. T. V. 
aarddison, $10.00; Jno. A. Dunn, $2.50; 
H. G. Huntley, $1.00; M. L. Lowry, 
$2.00; M. L. Ham, $5.00; L L. Wil- 
liams, $5.00; Mrs. G. A. Martin, $.50; 
Morven Church, $3.01; C. H. Dunn, 

6.00; D L. Johnson, $2.00; R. P. Lit- 
tle, $1.00; J. E. Johnson, $1.50; Rev. 
J. H. Barnhardt, $12.50; J. L. Little, 
$10.00; Total, $1.46.16. 

Paid on Former Subscriptions. 

High Point: Rev. J H. Barnhardt, 
$5.00; Mrs. J. J. Farris, $12.50; Dr. W. 
J. McAnally, $12.50; P. C. Harmon, 
$5.00; R. T. Amos, $18.00; C. J. 
Fitld, $5.00; Joseph Best, $5.00; 
J. L. Welborn, $12.50; N. G. Kirkman, 
$5.00; H. C. Kearns, $5.00; W. P. 
?mith, $12.50; D H. Baker, $10.00; S. 
E. Willis, $5.00; E. F. Kearns, $5.00; 
r. G. Greene, $5.00; W. H. Davis, $10.- 
00; Mrs. C. B. Hayworth, $10.00; J. R. 
Fitzgerald, $2.50; C. R. Lee, $5.00; 
W. T. Richardson, $2.50; L. C. Beal, 
3.00; T. J. Steed $5.00; J. M. Teague, 
$10.00; Edward Gurley, $5.00; Chas. 
Osborne, Jr., $5.00; J. H. Adams, $50.- 
00; Sam Dutton, $5.00; W. C York, 
$2.50. Thomasville: J. A. Green, $5.- 
00; C. H. Newby, $1.00; A. H. Ragan, 
$2.00; Zed Griffith, $100. Salisbury: 
N. C. Hoffner, $5.00; J. E. Stilwell, 
$1.00; G. F. Stilwell, $5.00; Zemry 
^ultz, $2.00. Lenoir: J. T Montgom- 
ery, $2.10; Mrs. G. W. Ivey, $5.00; Dr. 
W. F. Ivey, $12.50; Miss Maude G. Eng- 
land, $5 00. J. B. Blades, Grensboro, 
>50.00; Miss Josie Hill, Concord, $5.00; 
no. C. Watson, Charlotte, $6.25; Miss 
Anna Morgan, Charlotte, $1.00; Mrs. 

R. L. Scroggs, Moravian Falls, $7.45; 
3. H. Bollinger, Mt Holly, $1.00; Miss 
Dannie Bagby, Montezuma, $1.50; T. M. 
Juckett, Asheville, $12.50; M. W. Cor- 
nelius, Statesville, $5.00; Mrs. M. A. 
Cornelius, Statesville, $100; Jas. D. 
Warns, Jamestown, $1.00; I. W. Grubbs 
Winston-Salem, $1.00; Mrs. Lula Fos- 
ter Ruffln, $5.00; Mrs. F. A. Eudaily, N. 
Wilkesboro, $5.00; Mrs. E O. Shaver, 
Statesville, $5.00; W. A. Dunn, Salis- 
bury, R. 5, $5.00; R. B. Babington, 
Gastonia, $6.25; J. A Anthony, $5.00; 
.1. F. Stevens, Asheville, $5.00; Total, 

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16 « 

Our Dead. 

"I am tho resurectlon and the Life." — 

We will Insert an obituary of 150 words 
free of charge. For the excess of 150 
words we charge one cent per word. 
Count the words in excess and send the 
money with obituary. Observe this rule, 
please. Do not put in original poetry. 

The above also applies to Tributes of 


the making up of true manhood. He 
was popular among his associates and 
was a favorite with all who knew him. 

He was a regular attendant at Sun- 
day school, where he will be greatly 
missed by his teacher and class. 

The family have the deepest sympa- 
thy of the entire community in their 
great sorrow. 

His S. S. Teacher. 
Rural Hall, N. C, Jan. 12, 1911. 

Whereas, God in His Wisdom has 
seen fit to remove from our midst our 
brother, Joshua A. Burns, therefore 
be it 

Resolved, That as a church and Sun- 
day school, we feel there is a vacant 
place that none can fill as did our 
departed brother, and that we shall 
miss his kindly greetings and hit 
punctual attendance on all church ser- 
vices and the hearty support he gave 
to all religious interests. 

Resolved, That we extend to the be- 
reaved family our heartfelt sympathy 
and pray that He who wept over the 
grave of Lazarus may comfort them in 
their dark hour. 

Resolved, That a copy of these reso- 
lutions be placed on our Sunday school 
record, a copy be sent to the Christian 
Advocate and our county papers for 
publication, and a copy sent to the 
bereaved family. 

Mrs. C. W. Dunlap, 
S. H. Gaddy, 
D. R. Dunlap, 


Shoemaker — Wm. D. Shoemaker, 
passed to his reward on December 17, 
1910. He lived to a ripe and sweet old 
age, being 77 years of age. He lived 
many years a faithful and devout Chris- 
tian. He died in the faith, once de- 
livered to the saints. He was married 
to bliss Lucy A. Pennington 57 years 
ago, to whom he was very much de- 
voted till his demise. He has left be- 
hind a wife, four sons and five daught- 

May the Lord's unfailinc ™"»rcies at- 
tend them. R. E. Atkinson. 

Britton — John Q. Britton, was born 
August 3, 1836, and died at his home 
in McAdenville, December 31, 1910 and 
was therefore 74 years, 4 months and 
27 days old. Brother Bjritton was 
stricken with paralysis on the morn- 
ing of December the 3rd and was 
never able to help himself out of bed 
any more. 

He was the oldest member of the 
Methodist church here, and an hon- 
orary member of the Junior Order. 
He left a wife, three sons and one 
daughter and a host of friends to 
mourn his death. 

Brother Britton was very much de- 
voted to his church and was always 
in his place at every service when 
health permitted. He was recognized 
and looked upon by all our people 
here as the "pious Christian and good 
old man of McAdenville." 

He led an upright and exemplary 

Funeral services were conducted by 
Rev. J. Frank Armstrong, of Bessemer 
City, and the writer, at Pleasant Grove 
Mi E. Church, South, on Jan. 1, 1911, 
and the remains of this "prince in Is- 
rael" were tenderly laid to rest in the 
cemetery there. 

J. Frank Harrelson. 

Johnson — A. B. D. Johnson was born 
January 11th, 1857, and died Decem- 
ber 4th, 1910, age 52 years, 10 months, 
23 days. 

He was a consistent member of the 
church, served long and faithfully as a 
steward. He was a man without an 
enemy so far as any one knew, quiet, 
peacable and longsuffering. 

He leaves a wife, two brothers and 
two sisters to mourn their loss. May 
divine grace sustain them and bring 
them to the land of peace. 

Payne. — On Tuesday afternoon, De- 
cember 27th, 1910, Herman, the twelve 
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. 
Payne, bTeathed his last. He was ill 
with pneumonia two weeks and two 
days, during which time he suffered 
intensely but bore it like a hero. All 
was done for him that human hands 
could do but in spite of all the efforts 
that were made to restore him to 
health, his soul took its flight. 

The funeral services which were con- 
ducted by Rev. T. E. Wyche, pastor of 
the M. E. Church, assisted by Rev. 
J. Walter Long of Greensboro, were 
held in the Lutheran Church in the 
presence of a large concourse of sor- 
• rowing relatives and friends, at which 
place the interment was made. 

In the passing away of this youth 
so full of life, health "and strength, a 
tender bud has been plucked, a bright 
light has ceased to shine and a noble 
heart has ceased to throb. 

Herman, while cut off in the bloom 
of youth, evidently had a bright future. 
He was a boy of that kindheartedness, 
courage and energy that go toward 

Wolfe — Mrs. W. A. Wolfe was born 
June 22, 1847. She was married to T. 
A. Wolfe April 30, 1867, and died June 
7th, 1911. She was the daughter of the 
late Jacob Penenger. She is survived 
by her husband and the following 
children : W. A. Wolfe, J. L. Wolfe, Mrs 
Julia McManus, Mrs. Annie Secrest, 
Mrs. Hattie Slagle, of Monroe, N. C; 
Mrs. Maggie Spray, of Whitman, S. C. ; 
and G. B. Wolfe, of Rock Hill, S. C. 
Mrs. Wolfe joined the Methodist church 
when she was fourteen years of age 
and was a faithful and zealous mem- 
member until death. She was also a 
true Christian. She loved the church, 
her Lord and all His people. She 
was a devoted wife and mother. Her 
last illness was short and severe. She 
bore her sufferings with great forti- 
tude and resignation. She was not 
terrified at the approach of death. 
Her preparation had been made and 
she was ready. She died in great 
peace and has entered into rest. May 
God comfort the bereaved ones and 
may they all join her in Heaven at 

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Inspiration in Cooperation 3000 

during January 
and February 


There is always something to inspire and generate enthusiasm in 
a co-operative movement. We shall, no doubt, after awhile learn to 
move together in the effort to promote every interest of the church. 
It will help every way to make thus a succession of campaigns in the 
interest of each department of the work. This is true, not only be- 
cause there is an opportunity to focus attention for the time being 
upon one object and thus create enthusiasm, but because it affords 
the opportunity for a campaign of education so effective as to leave 
a lasting benefit in the mind and heart of every member of the church. 

In our Conference each presiding elder has been requested to in- 
augurate in his district a simultaneous campaign, for the circulation 
of the Advocate. This comes first because, logically, it belongs to the 
class of interests which require attention first. The paper is printed 
to give information to our people concerning the work of the church 
and we want them to have that information throughout the year. The 
Aoyocate gives notice of quarterly meetings, and other official notices 
pertaining to the church and it is important that it go, if possible, into 
every home. 

Now let the whole Conference have the inspiration of a universal, 
simultaneous effort to secure the very widest opportunity for publicity 
by placing the Advocate in just as many homes as possible. It ought 
to be possible for us during January and February to get into at least 
3000 NEW HOMES and we have faith to believe that, with the co- 
operation of Presiding Elders, Pastors, Stewards, Epworth Leagues, 
Women's Societies and all good wishers and friends of the cause of 
intelligence we can reach the goal and by March the first be ready for 
using the Advocate to help promote the most inspiring evangelistic 
and missionary campaign we have ever had in the history of our Con- 
ference. Why not? Let every man and woman who reads this appeal 
and who loves the church and longs for the coming of the Lord in the 
power of His saving strength, buckle on the armor of service and go 
out after those who are not getting the paper, and the next report we 
publish showing the progress of this campaign will send a thrill to 
the remotest parts of our Conference. 

The common complaint of pastors and leaders in the church is that 
they get feeble response to any effort they make to advance in any 
department of church work. The pastor meets a cold and cheerless 
spirit among the majority of the members when he undertakes to rally 
them to the advance movement in the work of missions. He finds little 
sympathy with the idea of giving the gospel to the whole world in 
this generation. A few, perhaps, in every congregation seem in full 
sympathy with this cry. And who are they ? We answer : in every case 
they are the few that have been reading and that have kept along with 
the current history of the church. They are the ones capable of enter- 
ing into such a movement because they know and appreciate the oppor- 
tunities of the church in this great day of wide open doors every- 

Ignorance is always attended with blind and unreasoning prejudice, 
yet we have pastors who are amazed and even paralyzed at the atti- 
tude of indifference manifested by the people who are only the victims 
of a pitiable ignorance. Stewards meet with the same thing. They 
wonder why it is that from year to year they find the same stolid in- 
difference in the way of success in their efforts to bring the congrega- 
tion up to a more liberal and reasonable support of the church. Many 
of them seem not to realize that the bulk of their people either read 
nothing, or else something calculated to train them into an attitude 
of hostility to their church. How often is it the case that the church 
is loaded down with a membership whose thinking is directed mainlv 

by literature which is altogether hostile to the denomination, if not bit- 
terly arrayed against the cause of Christianity as a whole. 

Referring to the importance of the religious paper Bishop Hendrix 
writing in the Texas Christian Advocate says : 

It is an assistant pastor, making fifty-two calls a year. It keeps 
every family posted as to the work of the Lord not only throughout 
the Church but throughout the world. It shows what is being done in 
every department of church work — how that our church is building 
nearly three new churches a day and is now the second largest Metho- 
odist Church in the world and the third largest Protestant church in 
America. It brings us into touch with our noble missionaries in all 
lands and helps to educate our children through a larger knowledge 
of those countries. A church had better take up a collection, or the 
pastor pay out of his own pocket, enough to supply each official mem- 
ber with a church paper, if unable himself to pay for it, than for him 
not to be broadened by it. Eather than suffer from narrow-minded 
stewards, let the pastor try the experiment. 

Again, Bishop Mouzon, writing in the same paper, says: 

"With truth John Wesley may be called the discoverer of the 
power of the printing press. "It can not be," he wrote, "that the 
people should grow in grace, unless they give themselves to reading. 
A reading people will always be a knowing people. A people who 
talk much will know little. Press this upon them with your might ; 
and you will see the fruit of your labors. ' ' In 1778 Wesley established 
the Arminian Magazine, one of the first popular magazines published 
in England. Its primary object was to teach a sound theology; but it 
gave, in addition, religious reading of a various sort to its subscribers. 
Continually the founder of Methodism was writing something, editing 
something or republishing some book that he believed would be useful. 
He saw plainly that in order to grow in grace Christians must grow 
in knowledge also. 

"We live in a reading age. The people — all classes of people — are 
reading as never before in the history of the world. It is interesting 
to visit a news stand in any one of our cities and see the numerous 
daily papers and the almost numberless magazines which are offered 
for sale. They are sold and they are read. I am glad of it. There 
are more good magazines than bad; and the sum total influence of 
the newspaper is good and not bad. But their influence, when not bad, 
is not positively religious. And just here lies one strong reason for 
laying on the hearts of our people the duty of subscribing to our 
religious periodicals and of urging upon our preachers the importance 
of circulating them. I know as well as any one what a busy pastor 
has to do; and I know also that our denominational literature will 
not be read unless he brings it to the people. The preacher in charge 
is the key to every situation. The Sunday school needs him ; the Ep- 
worth League can not prosper without him; the prayer meeting is 
dependent upon him; the new church cannot be built without him; 
the old debt cannot be paid without him. And the church paper can 
not be circulated unless the preacher in charge will give attention to 
circulating it. 

' ' For the work of the church we need not zeal only, but knowledge 
also — knowledge of God's word and knowledge of what the church 
is now doing in the world. You can have a kind of self -centered Congre- 
gationalism without the Christian Advocate; but you cannot have 
aggressive Methodism. No church is doing its duty either to the world 
or to the individual member when it centers all its interests in and 
around istelf. Knowledge of what connectional Methodism is doing 
must be brought to our people,, both for their own inspiration and en- 
couragement and in order also to give intelligent direction to their 
religious activities. The Christian Advocate comes each week with news 
of what is being done in the religious world and in the Methodist world. 
Thus is the reader of the Advocate put in touch with the missionary 
work of the church, with its educational institutions, and with the 
progress of the work in our different Churches here at home. Thus 
also does he become acquainted with the men and women who are doing 
the work. The religious value of this information can not be overesti- 



January 26th, 1911. 


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The whole State, especially the Methodists of 
the State, was shocked on Wednesday morning of 
last week, when it was announced that Rev. W. L. 
Cuninggim, Presiding Elder of the Raleigh Dis- 
trict, North Carolina Conference had passed away. 
His illness had scarcely been announced, and few 
people were prepared to hear the sad news. He had 
been ill only a few days, of pneumonia. 

Brother Cuninggim joined the North Carolina 
Conference at Wilson in 1879, and was appointed 
to the Wilson Circuit and served that charge for 
two years. It was the privilege of the writer to 
follow him on the same charge two years later, and 
we found his name as ointment in the homes of 
the people. The influence of his godly example 
and teaching no doubt remain in many hearts 
throughout that charge to this day. 

On the death of the lamented Donald W. Bain, 
Brother Cuninggim was elected Secretary of the 
Conference and has served continuously in that 
capacity ever since, making a most efficient secre- 
tary. At the recent Conference, held in Elizabeth 
City, he was appointed Presiding Elder of the Ra- 
leigh district, removing from Wilmington where he 
had just completed a term of four years in the 
same capacity. 

Brother Cuninggim was one of our best men 
and his departure at what seems an untimely period 
is to be greatly lamented; but God knows best. He 
buries His workmen, but carries on His work. 

The funeral was conducted from Edenton Street 
Church on Thursday by the pastor, Rev. H. M. 
North, assisted by Bishop John C. Kilgo and others. 


On a recent Sunday the writer unexpectedly wor- 
shipped with a small congregation, and found that 
the program for the day was a Church Conference 
and the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. At the 
regular hour for the services to begin the pastor 
announced an appropriate hymn, and led the con- 
gregation in a fervent prayer. After the prayer he 
made a short talk, explaining the work of the 
Church Conference and then proceeded to call the 
questions usually considered in this Conference. 

The meeting was not dull, but it was evident to 
an onlooker that the pastor was attempting to 
run a piece of machinery that had been allowed to 
stand still too long. Now and then he had to give 
it a push with some show of muscular exertion, 
and the wheels would creak as if somewhat in need 
of oil. This was especially manifest under the 
questions calling for reports from the officers. As 
usual, they were not ready and permission had to 
be given to prepare these and file them later with 
the secretary for record. 

It is passing strange that we should have allowed 
the Church Conference to fall into desuetude in so 
many places. This Conference in which every 
member participates, having charge of all local 
church interests, is itself the complete refutation 
of the charge sometimes made that our chrurch 
is not democratic. 

We lose much in many ways by neglecting to 
hold the Church Conference. The fact is, this 
is the one opportunity for the pastor to organize 
his work. Here should be announced to the church 
the financial budget for the year, and from time 
to time, through an accurate report, the Board 
of Stewards should lay before the church the exact 
status of the congregation financially. 

Another important work of the Church Confer- 
ence is that of keeping the list of members in cor- 
rect form. If not desirable to call the whole list 
the church officers should always be ready to make 
a motion for the proper disposition of any names 
to be removed from the list. 

One cause of the loss of interest in the Church 
Conference is the fact that, in many instances, the 
occasion has been used for making complaints and 
bringing charges against members. This should 
never be permitted. It is no part of the business 
of a Church Conference to look into the matter of 
the life and character of the members. The Book 
of Discipline lays down the specific steps to be 
taken in case any are reported as walking dis- 
orderly, and the Church Conference has nothing 
to do with this. 

Let this brother and all our pastors persist in 
holding the Church Conference every quarter at 
least, and it will not be long till the machinery 
will get rid of its rust and will run smoother and the 
whole congregation will be quickened and benefit- 
ted. It is the only method by which any pastor may 
be sure of systematically and successfully looking 
after all the interests of his charge. 


The incorporators of the Southern Assembly met 
at Waynesville, N. C, Wednesday, January 11th, 
and completed the organization of the Assembly 
Company by the election of the following officers: 
President, Bishop James Atkins, Waynesville; 
Vice-President, John R. Pepper, Memphis, Tenn.; 
Secretary, S. C. Satterthwait, Waynesville, N. C; 
Treasurer, B. J. Sloan, Waynesville, N. C; General 
Superintendent, Dr. James Cannon, Blackstone, Va. ; 
Superintendent Bible Conference, Dr. W. F. Tillett, 
Vanderbilt University; Superintendent General Pro- 
gram and Evangelistic Work, Dr. George R. Stuart, 
Cleveland, Tenn:; Superintendent Missionary Train- 
ing School, Rev. J. E. McCulloch, Nashville, Tenn. 

It was decided that all the connectional officers 
sjiall have direction of the work over which they 
have been placed by the General Conference, said 
work to be conducted in harmony with general 
plans of the Assembly and under the general super- 
vision of the board of commissioners. 

The Assembly has purchased one thousand acres 
of land in Haywood county, near Waynesville, in 
the very heart of the "Land of the Sky," at an 
elevation of 2,600 feet/and plans have been formu- 
lated to develop and beautify the property at once. 
These plans include the building of a great dam 
across the beautiful Richland Creek, which will 
be the source of a lake covering about 200 acres, 
from which will be developed abundant horse power 
to run an electric light plant and car line around 
the shores of the lake and connect the Assembly 
grounds with the town of Waynesville. The lake 
will furnish a frontage of over five miles for cot- 
tage sites, all surrounded with the most beautiful 
mountain scenery in the world. The assembly 
will erect a great auditorium, a large lecture hall, 
arranged for small gatherings, with numerous lec- 
ture and class-rooms; a large hotel built to furnish 
high-grade accommodation, and two smaller hotels, 
comfortable but not costly. 

The Assembly Company is capitalized at $250,000 
and arrangements were made to place the remain- 
der of the stock within the next sixty days and 
the work of development will be rapidly pushed. 
This Assembly will be to the South what Ocean 
Grove is to the East, Chatauqua to the North and 
Winona Lake to the West. It has the endorsement 
of the Laymen's Missionary Movement of the South- 
ern Methodist Church, and the great educational 
boards and secretaries of that Church will give 
the Assembly their hearty support. The manner of 
the men who have been placed at the head of the 
movement is a guarantee that the work of the 
Assembly will be prosecuted with vigor and wis- 

"Thy will be done" is not a prayer of resigna- 
tion only. Something is to be done. It calls for 
action, not passivity. The will is to be done by 
men. — J. R. Miller. 


There are scores of deluded people in North Caro- 
lina, who, listening to the blatant misrepresentations 
of the liquor men, believe that prohibition has 
greatly increased the evils of intemperance. Never- 
theless, Chief Justice Clark, of the State Supreme 
Court, who is in a position to speak authoritatively, 
says that since the law went into effect two years 
ago, crime has been reduced fifty per cent.; mur- 
der in the first degree has declined thirty-two per 
cent; burglary twenty per cent; attacks with 
deadly weapons, thirty per cent.; larceny forty per 
cent.; man-slaughter, thirty-five per cent.; murder 
in second decgree, twenty-one per cent.; minor 
crimes from twenty-five to fifty-five per cent.; and 
a decrease of the violations of the anti-liquor laws 
of fifteen per cent. 

* « * * 

The removal of the time limit in the Methodist 
Episcopal Church has not increased the average 
length of the pastoral term to any appreciable ex- 
tent. The Michigan Christian Advocate says: 

"The length of the actual pastoral term has in- 
creased somewhat in this State during the decade 
past. Whether the removal of the 'time limit' is 
or is not the cause, the fact is a fact. In 1899 the 
average was 1.8770 of a year, and in 1909, ten years 
later, 1.9457 of a year. Again, in 1900, it was 1.8609, 
and in 1910, 1.8677. Combining the average of each 
two years the result is: For 1899 and 1900 it was 
1.840 of a year, and for 1909 and 1910 it was 1.907." 

* * * * 

Blessings on Brother John McKamy, whoever 
he may be! In the last issue of the Texas Christian 
Advocate, Dr. Rankin, the editor, says: 

"Brother John McKamy, living near Renner, re- 
membered the editor with a good-sized bucket of 
country sausages the other day. It is so rare that 
any one ever remembers an editor thus that this 
is worthy of record. Well, we are glad that the 
world is moving forward and that strange things 
happen once in a while." 

This Texas incident makes a Tar Heel editor's 
mouth water, but, alas! we fear there are no John 
McKamys nearer than- Texas. Dear Dr. Rankin, 
please do not let this. brother depart till his 
multiplies, and see if you cannot turn the tide of 
emigration toward the old North State. To think 
of the editor of a religious paper being pounded, 
and with sausages! Country sausages, at that! 

* * * * 

It is to be hoped that the observance of Bill Nye 
Day, February 22nd, in the schools of North Carolina 
will result in a large fund to be used in the con- 
struction of the Memorial building at the Stonewall 
Jackson Training School, at Concord. There is 
very great need of enlargment at this school and 
we trust that teachers and school officers will in- 
terest themselves so as to secure large results. 


The Trinity College Alumni, of Charlotte and 
neighboring towns will have a banquet at the South- 
ern Manufacturer's Club in that city this evening, 
and about two hundred persons are expected to 
attend. The guests of honor will include Dr. Wm. 
Preston Few, President of Trinity College; Mr. 
James H. Southgate, President of the Board of 
Trustees; Mr. Benj. N. Duke, of Durham; Hon. 
Wm. R. Allen, Judge of the Supreme Court; Hon. 
W. D. Turner, of Statesville and Dr. Plato T. Dur- 
ham, of Concord, and others. The Committee of 
Arrangements has spared no pains in the prepara- 
tions and it is expected to be one of the most bril- 
liant functions of that nature ever held in this 
part of the country. Brilliant speakers are on the 
program and it is hoped by its promoters and the 
friends generally of the College that such social 
gatherings may promote the college spirit among 
the alumni and make faster friends for it among 
those who are already its well wishers. 

* * * * 

The dastardly tripple crime recently committed 
by the negro Montague in Granville County aroused 
the indignation of every man who heard of it an,d 
the feeling was naturally intensest in the section 
where the horrible act was committed. The crim- 
inal would most certainly have been lynched if the 
Sheriff had not hurried him away from the county 
to the Raleigh prison for safekeeping. 

A special court was ordered by the Governor 
and the prisoner was taken to Oxford last week, 
tried, convicted, sentenced to the electric chair and 
taken back to the state prison where he will pay 
the death penalty on February 15th. 

January 26th, 1911. 



We desire to commend the Governor for order- 
ing the special court and detailing a company of 
the State militia to protect the prisoner from mob 
violence during the trial. That was a vindication 
of law and we are gratified because the prisoner 
has got justice through the law and the people not 
only of that community and of the State but of 
the county at large have been taught that Norh 
Carolina stands for law and order and that however 
vile and friendless the criminal may be the power 
of the State will be exercised to protect him and 
that justice will be measured out to him. A 
cowardly Sheriff would not have shielded the priso- 
ner from the mob and the result would then have 
been law dishonored and disgraced and a hundred 
bloody hands guilty of the murder of a man whom 
they all knew the courts would give full, justice. 
The militia was ordered to protect the prisoner at 
all hazards and the aroused populace knew full 
well What the result would be if they interfered. 
The whole court proceeding and police protection 
was an object lesson to the people and a magnificent 
vindication of law and order. It would have been 
a stain upon our record for a mob run mad to 
step in before the law and trample authority under 
foot and thus multiply crime. 

* * * * 

Some years ago the country was shocked when it 
became known that Flagler, the multi-millionaire, 
had induced the Florida legislature to pass a special 
law making insanity a ground for divorce. This 
was done in order that he might be divorced from 
his good wife who had lost her mind. It was an 
awful thing and then the fellow married in North 
Carolina. Since that time, as we are informed, 
Mrs. Flagler's mind has been restored and then she 
learned how she had been abandoned by him who 
had once so solemnly vowed to be true to her so 
long as they both should live. It would be just 
as reasonable for the legislature to say that asthma, 
tuberculosis, cancer or any other disease would be 
ground for divorce. It is horrible to contemplate — 
inhuman, cold blooded, terrible — and yet last week 
a member of the North Carolina legislature intro- 
duced a bill providing for an amendment to our 
present law making insanity of ten years standing 
ground for divorce. The committee to which it 
was referred very properly and promptly reported 
against its passage. 

~e have a just divorce law now which provides 
but one ground, the scriptural one, for divorce and 
we feel sure that the legislature, in deference to its 
own sense of right and to the moral sentiment of 
the State, will vote down any proposition to change 
it in any particular. 

But for a man to accept a divorce on the ground 
that his wife was in bad health is as horrible, as 
blood curdling as the act of the African savage 
who left his sick companion in the wilderness to 
be devoured by wild beasts, because, forsooth, he 
was hungTy and wanted food, and the companion 
would die anyway. 

* * * * 

A little while ago a very wealthy lady who was 
sick in the hospital was wheeled out into the sun 
parlor and soon engaged in conversation with an- 
other convalescent patient who was, by the way, 
a very poor woman. The woman of wealth was also 
a woman of culture and refined sensibilities while 
the poor woman was ignorant but of kindly heart. 
Suffering in common they were drawn to each other 
and day by day they met in this sun parlor and 
talked. The poor woman spoke of her rented home, 
of her children and her chickens and of the ups 
and downs of her humble life. Finally these too 
got well and separated, but one day later an auto- 
mobile stopped in front of the cottage of the poor 
woman and out of it stepped the rich lady whom 
she had met in the hospital. She had not forgotten 
her poor friend. It was a pleasant visit and the 
humble hostess felt honored highly by it. The 
rich woman now buys all her chickens and eggs 
from her new friend and the friendship has grown 
to such an extent that the wealthy lady through 
her husband, is building a neat cottage for the 
less favored friend. 

It was such a gracious act that I thought it worth 
while to give it this notice. Wealth is a blessing 
if we accept it as a trust from God to be used not 
to feed our vanity but to promote the happiness 
and comfort of mankind. 

That was the spirit of the Master and this woman 
of wealth had caught the spirit from him and was 
helping one who needed sympathy and love as well 
as shelte^, I feel sure the blessing which came 
into her own life because of this gracious attention 

to the poor, far exceeded the blessing she bestowed. 
It always does. And that kind of sympathy of the 
rich for the poor, will break down all the barriers, 
and remove every tendency toward envy and hate 
and discontent which has risen as a wall between 
wealth and poverty. 

• • • • 

Mrs. Corra Harris, the author of "the Circuit 
Rider's Wife" is the widow of the late Rev. Dr. 
Lundy H. Harris, of Georgia. Recently a reporter 
of one of the Nashville papers inquired of her, 
concerning the estate of her late husband and she 
replied in the following interesting words: 

"I find it impossible to give you a complete and 
satasfactory inventory of the estate of Lundy Harris. 
The part that I give is so small that it is insignifi- 
cant and misleading. At the time of his death 
he had $2.35 in his purse. $116 in the Union Bank 
and Trust Company, of this city (Nashville), about 
four hundred books and the coffin in which he was 
buried, which cost about $85. 

' ihe major part of his estate was invested in 
Htavenly securities, the values of which have been 
vanously declared in this world, and highly tax- 
ed by the various churches, but never realized. He 
invested every year not less (usually more) than 
$1,21)0 in charity, so secretly, so inoffensively and 
lo honestly that he was never suspected of being 
a philanthropist, and never praised for his gener- 
osity. He pensioned an outcast woman in Barron 
County and an old soldier in Nashville. He sent 
two little negro boys to school and supported for 
three years a family of five who could not support 

' He contributed anonymously to every charity in 
Nashville; every old man interested in a 'benevo- 
lent object' received his aid; every child he knew 
exacted and received penny toils from his tender- 
ness. He supported the heart of every man who 
confined in him with encouragement and affection. 
He literally did forgive his enemies and suffered 
martyrdom on September 18, 1910, after enduring 
three years of persecution without complaint. He 
was ever recognized as one of the largest bond- 
holders in Heaven. You can see how large his 
estate was and how difficult it would be to com- 
pute its value so as to furnish you the inventory 
you require for record on your books." 

Such was the high tribute of the woman who 
knew him best and appreciated him for his full 
worth. Such a record will surely bring a large 
measure of reward, for we who are first justified 
by faith are afterwards justified by works which 
are the fruit of our faith and this man of God 
proved his faith and his love for his fellows by 
rendering service where it was needed most. S. 


— At a missionary rally at Oak Hill Church, near 
Morganton, last Sunday, addresses were delivered 
by Revs. E. J. Poe, Albert Sherrill and H. H. 

— Rev. L. T. Cordell of Marshville is assisting 
Rev. Mr. Albright in ameeting in North Monroe 
this week, preaching at 3 o'clock and at 7 p. m. — ■ 
Monroe Journal. 

— Rev. A. L. Stanford, pastor of the First Metho- 
dist Church, Lexington, is preparing to spend the 
month of February at the Moody Bible Institute of 

— Rev. R. B. Atkinson, of Davidson, spent several 
days, during last week, on a visit to Newton, Hick- 
ory and Rutherford College, in the interest of 
the Epworth League work. 

— Rev. J. S. Hiatt, the new pastor of Southside 
and Salem, is making a fine record. Already there 
have been quite a number of accessions to the 
church and the Sunday school is increasing in 

— Hon. Lee S. Overman, United States Senator, 
requests us to announce that he has a limited 
quantity of flower and garden seed for distribution. 
Those who wish to share in the distribution should 
write him at once. 

— Rev. W. M. Biles pleased his old parishioners 
at Kernersville very much recently by a visit, 
preaching for them twice on Sunday. A little mix- 
ing around and exchange of pulpits by our preach- 
ers is often helpful to preachers and people. 

— Rev. D. H. Comann requests us to say that for 
the next two weeks he will be at Richmond, Ky., 
in a meeting. The town of Richmond is in a hard 
campaign against whiskey and we trust Brother 
Comann may prove a great help to the cause of 
soberness while there. 

— As we go to press this week the North Caro- 
lina Press Association is holding its mid-winter 
meeting in the city of Winston-Salem. On Thurs- 
day the members will go on an excursion over the 
new Southbound Railway and on to Charleston, S. C. 

— The Twin-City Daily Sentinel, of January 19th, 
says: "The many friends of Col. J. W. Alspaugh, 
who recently received a slight stroke of paralysis 
and who has been in declining health for some time 
will be pleased to learn that he is improving. He 
was able to sit up today." 

— We are glad to hear good reports from the 
Rutherfordton people regarding the work of Rev. 
L. E. Stacy, the new pastor. They like his preach- 
ing, and we predict they will like Brother Stacy 
and his preaching more and more as they come to 
know him better. 

— We are glad to learn through tbe Lenoir Topic 
that the building committee of the Methodist 
church have decided to purchase the rest of the 
block on which the present church stands, to be 
used as a site for a new church. The property 
belongs to Mr. M. M. Courtney and the Earnhardt 
heirs, and the price agreed upon is $4,500. 

— Rev. R. M. Taylor, Presiding Elder of the Mt. 
Airy District, spent a day in the city last week. 
He reports the work of the District starting off in 
good shape. The preachers have been cordially re- 
ceived and are organizing the work for progress. 
Brother Taylor held the quarterly meeting for the 
Summerfield circuit at Pisgah on Wednesday. 

— The Rutherfordton Sun announces that the 
Rutherford County Methodist Conference will be 
held with the Oak Grove Methodist Church, Febru- 
ary 3rd, 4th and 5th, inclusive. The introductory 
sermon to young people will be -preached Friday 
night by Rev. J. L. McNeer. The service Sunday 
morning will be conducted by Rev. L. E. Stacy, 
of Rutherfordton. 

— Many readers of the Advocate will regret to 
learn of the death of Rev. J. E. Bristowe, of the 
Noi th Carolina Conference, which occured at his 
home in Washington, N. C, on Friday morning, 
January 20th. Brother Bristowe was pastor of our 
church in Hickory for four years during the eighties 
and was a faithful and popular preacher. He join- 
ed the North Carolina Conference at Charlotte in 
1878, and continued in the active work of the pas- 
torate for 26 years. He died of pneumonia, his 
illness being for only a few days. 

— Of the visit of Rev. D. Vance Price to Albe- 
marle recently the Stanly Enterprise says: "Rev. 
D. Vance Price, of Mt. Airy, spent a few days in 
our midst this week. He preached in the opera 
house Sunday afternoon and in the Methodist 
church in the evening. The large congregations 
which greeted him, the splendid basket offering, 
and the hearty reception given him on all sides by 
friends did not fall short of an ovation. Mr. Price 
is much loved in Albemarle, and "the Boys" are 
extremely fond of him. His sermons were of the 
plain, gospel type. It has been five years since 
Mr. Price served the Methodist congregation here 
as pastor. 

— Rev. J. R. Payne, of the Holston Conference, 
lor some years past the correspondent of the Ad- 
vocate, writing very interestingly under the head, 
News and Notes from Holston, passed away at 
his home near Washington College, Tenn., on the 
10th day of December, 1910. By some means the 
notice of his death escaped us till last week when 
his sketch and picture appeared in the Midland 
Methodist. He was always a welcome contributor 
to these columns and we shall miss him. But he is 
gone to that glorious reward which awaits all those 
who, like him, wait in patient, sweet-spirited service, 
for the coming of the Lord. May the Lord deal 
tenderly with the invalid wife who is left alone in 
the world. 

— Referring to his removal to Lexington, the 
editor of the Asheville Gazette News, says of Mr. 
George L. Hackney: "He is the sort of fellow the 
Lexingtonians will like to meet on the street, be- 
cause he is never too busy — you might not think 
so, the way he rushes about, as if the Methodist 
church was on fire, and he had to put it out by him- 
self — but he is never too busy to give you a cordial 
greeting, and pass the time o' day. He is a man of 
standing in the higher councils of the Methodist 
church and the Knights of Pythias; he is a social 
sort of an animal, having address, a good voice, the 
ability to get up on his feet before folks and say 
things. He is a progressive in politics. Mr. Hack- 
ney has been a part of Asheville for a good, long 
while. We have all got used to him, and it is going 
to be rather awkward, at first to get on without 



January 26th, 1911. 


There is a wonderful activity manifest in the 
Church to secure more means, better appliances, 
and. better equipped instrumentalities, which is 
all right and as it should be. But what is it for 
if not to bring men to Christ and build them up 
in righteousness and truth? Where is the greatest 
lack in all our Church operations? Is it money? 
No. Is it machinery? No. Is it numerical strength? 
No. Is it souls saved by the Redeemer's pardoning 
grace? Yes. There is the fact. It confronts us 
everywhere. We must feel it at every Conference 
session; the statistics of the Church reveal it. 
The whole church needs to rouse herself from her 
lethargy and prosecute most vigorously the work 
of soul-saving. 

The whole church membership must move for- 
ward in this work. Not anything should retard 
such a forward movement. Can we remain in- 
active, making no aggressive and united attack up- 
on the kingdom of darkness? Efforts we do make, 
but how feeble, how spasmodic, how periodical! 
The slogan of our entire church should be: "Mul- 
titudes of souls saved for the kingdom of God in 
the near future." To your closets, O ye (Metho- 
dists), in earnest pleadings with God for victory. 
To your knees ye children of God, members of 
the (Methodist) Church, in earnest and believing 
intercessory prayer. O Spirit of the living God, 
breathe upon our beloved Churcn a passion for 
souls! Lay the burden on many hearts, until Zion 
shall travail in soul and a host of souls are born 

This tremendously urgent need should be re- 
membered in the family devotions. From conse- 
crated home altars appeals should be made unto 
God for a gracious outpouring of the Spirit upon 
the Church and upon the unsaved portion of hu- 
manity, until multitudes of unsaved ones shall be 
swept into the kingdom of God on the tide of the 
general revival. Formal church members there are 
in abundance who are satisfied with a formal pro- 
fession of religion and union with the Church, who, 
however, are ignorant and destitute of real con- 
scious salvation. The unsaved need a salvation 
which saves 5 from sin, and which keeps them 
seved day by day. President Finney used to plead 
night and day for the unsaved, and he became the 
honored instrument of the salvation of thousands. 
Such pleading and wrestling are the forerunners 
of epoch-making and history making revivals. 

The Christian Church must get into more vital 
touch with God, and be more fully imbued with the 
Holy Spirit, before there will be a general shaking 
among the dry bones. "Wilt thou not revive us 
again, that the people may rejoice in thee?" Yes, 
"Break up your fallow ground, for it is time to 
seek the Lord, until he come and rain righteousness 
upon you." God's time is now. Is it ours? "Bring 
ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there 
may be meat in mine house, and prove me now here- 
with, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open 
unto you the windows of heaven, and pour you out 
a blessing, that there shall not be room enough 
to receive it." That is God's promise and pledge. 
Are you ready to fulfill the conditions? God grant 
it. — Evangelical Messenger. 


By One of Them. 

This is the first time since the day I rashly mar- 
ried a minister that I have had a chance to say 
just what I thought about the vexations of my lot. 
Of course we never unburden ourselves to our 
parishoners, that would be impolite; and their 
is no comfort in complaining to our relatives; 
they would be sure to say, "Well, what did you 
marry a minister for, anyway? You always said 
you wouldn't." And as to telling our woes to the 
good domine, that is not to be thought of for a 
minute. In the parsonage it is the minister's pre- 
rogative to sit under the juniper tree, and it is his 
wife's high and lofty privilege to coax him out into 
the sun. 

The minister's wife labors under the disadvan- 
tage of being expected to live up to an ideal, and 
not her own either; that is what makes it so ex- 
asperating. She is expected to obtain to a stand- 
ard set up for her by the people about her. And 
I think the most Methodists, consciously or un- 
consciously, consider Susannah Wesley th"e model 
after which a peastor's wife should model herself. 
Now, surely that is not reasonable. Far be it from 
me to disparage Mrs. Weslev. Anv woman who 

has had nineteen children and brought up thir- 
teen of them, deserves a high niche in the Hall of 
Fame, and all the praise she can get. But all of 
us have not Mrs. Wesley's gifts and graces, and 
she had not our trials and discouragements. No 
doubt she had troubles of her own, but they were 
not our troubles, and V. Is absurd to expect us to 
do as she did, for we live in different ages and under 
very different conditions. 

Mrs. Wesley liked to call her husband's people 
together and read to them from the Scriptures. 
But if she had ever called a Ladies' Aid Society 
together, when the secretary was pulling one way 
and the treasurer the other, and the vice-president 
still another — well, she might have read the Bible, 
but she would have felt like reading the Riot Act. 
Now this standard set up for the pastor's wife is ap- 
plied not only to her character but even to her 
personal appearance. A woman said to me once, 
"I don't think so-and-so ought to be a minister's 
wife." "Why, why not?" I said. "O," she re- 
plied, "she dosen't look like one." How harrow- 
ing! And do you know how a minister's wife is 
expected to look? Well, she is expected to look 
"just so." And woe betide the woman who does 
not look "just so", for the pastor's wife sits in 
the front seat of the synagogue, and if she had 
a new hat on, all the congregation knows it, and 
passes judgment thereupon: 

'Tis a question I would know, 
Oft it gives me anxious thought, 

Do I always look just so? 
Am I right or am I not? 

Although the pastor's helper, like the worthies 
of old, has here no certain dwelling place, but seeks 
one to come, nevertheless it is very essential to her 
comfort, and that of the family, that she possess 
the home-making instinct, so that out of the dere- 
licts and driftwood of furniture accumulated in the 
average parsonage she may be able to make a 
cheerful and inviting place of abode. I have seen 
my mother do it many and many a time. She 
would take a half-dozen chairs of as many differ- 
ent patterns, a sofa with broken springs, and a 
carpet that had seen better days (but had not for 
some time), and out of them she would make, not 
merely a pleasant room, not simply a parsonage 
parlor, but a home, a place of refuge and comfort 
to her children, to which they look back with pleas- 
ure even at the present time. Once, though, her 
courage failed. We followed to a certain charge 
a large and peculiarly destructive family, "who, 
departing, left behind them footsteps on the" par- 
sonage furniture. My mother looked at the tufts of 
cotton protruding from the upholstered chairs, and 
turning to father with a wail, wrung from her "by 
the bitterness of her spirit, said, "This furniture 
looks as if Judas Iscariot must have looked imme- 
diately after he fell headlong." 

The pastor's wife must possess adaptability. She 
must be able to talk about the best way to make 
cookies with the woman of domestic tastes, and 
she must be just as ready to discuss Browning 
with the woman who aspires to be a literary light. 
She must have a keen knowledge of men, and be 
able to tell at a glance when she sees a strange 
young man on the door step whether he wishes 
to be married or is only a book agent. She must 
extend a gracious hospitality to parishoners — past, 
present and future — and must set a good table be- 
fore them, although being careful at the same time 
to owe nothing but good will to the butcher and 
baker. She must be intellectual and have a decided 
opinion as to who wrote Shakespeare's plays, with- 
out neglecting the more humble knowledge of how 
many rolls of cotton it takes to line a comforter. 
She must know how to adjust a parlor rug, so that 
the worn spot will come under the sofa, and the 
place where the bad little boy spilled the ink will 
be hidden under the piano. She must ca]J and 
call and keep on calling, yet always manage to 
be at home when people come to see her. Her un- 
tiring zeal for the Woman's Home Missionary So- 
ciety must be only equaled by her earnest devo- 
tion to the foreign work. She must superintend 
the Junior League, teach a Sunday School class, 
and train the infants for Children's Day. She must 
be prominent in the Woman's Christian Temperance 
Union, active in the Ladies' Aid Society, and ready 
at times to write a paper for the missionary meet- 
ing. She must inspire and interest the Light Bear- 
ers, and "aid and abet" the Queen Esthers. She 
must be beloved by the old, popular with the young, 
and a good friend to the sexton, and between times 
she must attend to such trifling duties as running 

her house and caring for her children. Yes, the 
work laid out for the pastor's wife i3 certainly 
a strenuous one. But it can be done, and I would 
by no means discourage those that are "young in 
the way." I would rather recommend for their 
comfort a verse which has often cheered me when 
blandly asked to do the impossible: 

A certain young lady said, "Why 

Can't I look in my ear with my eye? 

If I give my mind to it 

I think I can do it, 

You never can tell till you try." 

But after all I suppose if we could be put back 
to a place where we would once more have freedom 
of choice, to say whether we would not be the 
pastor's wife, and know all that we now know, and 
if John should come along, just as he did that 
day so long ago, and should ask the same old ques- 
tion that he did then — well, we might sigh a little; 
yes, probably would groan a little, but I think we 
would answer just as we did then, "Yes, John, I 


Over the plum and apricot there may be seen 
a bloom and beauty more exquisite than the fruit 
itself — a • soft, delicate flush that overspreads its 
blushing cheek. Now, if you strike your hand over 
that it is gone forever, for it never grows but once. 
The flower that hangs in the morning, impearled 
with dew, arrayed with jewels — once shake it so 
that the beads roll off, and you may sprinkle water 
over it as you please, yet it can never be made 
again what it was when the dew fell lightly on it 
from heaven. 

On a frosty morning you may see the panes 
of glass covered with landscapes, mountains, lakes 
and trees, blended in a beautiful fantastic picture. 
Now,- lay your hand on the glass, and by the 
scratch of your fingers, or the warmth of the palm, 
all the delicate tracery will be immediately obliter- 
ated. So in youth there is a purity of character 
which, when once touched and defiled, can never 
be restored — a fringe more delicate than frost and 
which, when torn and broken, will never be re- 

A man who has spotted and spoiled his garments 
in youth, though he may seek to make them white 
again, can never wholly do it, even were he to 
wash them with his tears. When a young man 
leaves his father's house, with the blessing of 
his mother's tears still wet upon his forehead, if 
he once loses, that early purity of character, it is 
a loss he can never make whole again. Such is 
the consequence of crime. Its effects cannot be 
eradicated, they can only be forgiven. — Henry 
Ward Beecher. 



Elisha Raper was born on Christmas day 1822, 
and passed into the beyond two days after his 
88th birthday, on Dec. 27th, 1910, at his son's home 
in Winston, N. C. He was born in Guilford county, 
N. C, and was reared where High Point is now 

When a young man he had high ideals before 
him and in 1848, started to school to Normal Col- 
lege, which afterwards became Trinity College in 
Randolph county, N. C. He spent two years in, 
this school in class with Prof. Lem Johnson, Rev. 
Dugan Johnson, Rev. S. H. Helsebeck, Prof. I. L. 
Wright and others who became prominent in af- 
fairs. He outlived his class-mates. He was the 
first secretary of the Columbian Literary Society 
at Trinity in 1848. His records were destroyed in 
the recent fire at Trinity College, Durham, N. C. 

He settled in Arcadia Township, in the northern 
part of Davidson County where he lived on a farm 
and taught school for many years. He taught 
school in Guilford county where Jamestown is now 
located, and many schools in the section where he 
lived in Davidson county. 

As a teacher in his day, he stood among the 
best, being thorough in books himself he always 
sought to instill thoroughness in all of his pupils 
who have been numbered by the hundreds. 

During his long life and up to the last he enjoyed 
the possession of his faculties — even to a remarka- 
ble degree. He never lost interest in current 
events. He was a man who "pursued the even 
tenor of his way," not troubled unduly w^i world- 
ly ambition, but never without a purpose. 

January 26th, 1911. 



In his active years which lasted till about 10 
years ago. He actively served his day and genera- 
tion in various capacities. 

During many years he was a teacher in private 
and public schools and after the war, was county 
examiner. Later he was a county commissioner 
in Davidson county for 8 years, when he resigned 
because of age. He was elected again and yet 
again but declined to serve; was a justice of the 
peace for perhaps 25 years. 

All his dealings with his fellows were character- 
ized by a high sense of justice right and fairness 
and unswerving firmness. 

He served two years in the Confederate Army, 
48th North Carolina Regiment, holding the position 
of Sergeant Major, enduring the hardships of war. 
On April 6th, 1865, only three days before the sur- 
render of Lee at Appomattox, he was captured by 
a Union soldier near Farmville, Va., and taken to 
the Federal Prison at Fortress Monroe where he 
was held in prison for months after the surrender. 
While in this prison he made a profession of re- 

During his imprisonment he took sick and came 
near dying, but a friend in former years, living in 
Philadelphia sent him money with which to buy 
nourishing food. 

He was received into the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, at Mount Olivet about 27 years ago 
by Rev. D. L. Earnhardt who is now a member of 
the North Carolina Conference. He remained a 
faithful and attentive member until the end came. 

The funeral services were conducted in the pres- 
ence of a large number of relatives and friends, 
by Rev. J. T. Ratledge, his pastor; assisted by Rev. 
J. E. Abernethy of Centenary Church, Winston, N. 
C, and his remains gently laid to rest in the ceme- 
tery at Mount Olivet. 

Nearly 54 years ago he was happily married to 
Miss Paulina R. Tesh, who, with five sons survive 

His faithful wife is left behind to linger in the 
realm of time in the utter loneliness that can not 
be helped. He was a kind husband and loving 

To them were born eight sons and one daughter. 
Three sons and the only daughter preceded him 
to the grave, leaving five sons still living: Emery 
E. Raper, an attorney, of Lexington, N. C. ; J. R. 
Raper, of Lin wood, N. C. ; Edward E. and Samuel 
T. Raper, of Winston-Salem, N. C; and Rev. Al- 
bert S. Raper, of the Western North Carolina Con- 

He always expressed firm faith in the promise 
of the Gospel and was ever ready to answer the 
summons that seemed to him to be delayed. 

May grace abound unto the sad and lonely ones, 
and ere a few more brief years have passed we 
will all be at "home over there." — A Friend. 


A few weeks ago I was in Raleigh and through 
the courtesy of Bro. Massey had the privilege 
of looking through the files of the Advocate. The 
files are far from being complete. This is especial- 
ly the case with the older issues. I found about 
one half of the copies for the year 1856, the year in 
which the Christian Advocate was established, the 
first number being issued in January with Rev. 
R. T. Heflin, editor. These papers reveal the spirit 
of that day which was largely one of controversy. 
I noticed several lengthy contributions by Peter 
Doub with titles such as "Infant Baptism," "The 
Doctrine of the Unconditional Perseverance of the 
Saints, Considered and Refuted." There were also 
several references to the "Great Iron Wheel" and, 
"The Great Iron Wheel, Answered." There were 
no copies of the Advocate in the files for the year 
1864, and only one for the year 1865. This was 
dated July. I do not remember the exact date and 
took no notes as I had no idea at the time of writ- 
ing anything for publication. This number of the 
Advocate (July 1865) was of special interest be- 
cause it contained a very strong article by Dr. 
Charles F. Deems on the subject of the union of the 
M. E. church and the M. E. Church, South. The 
matter of union was much discussed at the close 
of the war, and warmly advocated by many at the 
North. The situation in the South was not under- 
stood by the Northern Methodists, and Dr. Deems' 
article presented in a strong clear light the views 
held by the Southern Methodists. I noted the fact 
that Rev. W. E. Pell was editor at this time. He 
succeeded. Rev. R. T. Heflin in 1861. In the early 
part of this year the paper was suspended chiefly 

for financial reasons, but was revived in Dec. 1862. 
The paper was again suspended in 1865 on account 
of the poor mail facilities just after the war, and 
the poverty of the people. In the spring of 1867 
the Advocate was again resuscitated, Rev. H. T. 
Hudson succeeding Rev. W. E. Pell as editor. The 
name of the paper was changed from Christian Ad- 
vocate to Episcopal Methodist. This name was 
continued until November 1870, when the old name 
of Christian Advocate was resumed. In December 
1868 Rev. J. B. Bobbitt was elected editor. In a 
historical sketch of the Advocate written by Dr. 
Bobbitt in 1876, from which I have gotten some 
of the- above facts, he tells us that the Advocate 
nad only two hundred and fifty subscribers when 
he took charge. Under the new management, how- 
ever, the subscription list increased rapidly and 
the paper was soon firmly established. 

In looking through the files for the year 1868 I 
found an editorial entitled "The Last of Greens- 
boro Female College. The college had not been 
rebuilt since the fire in 1863. The foundation had 
been laid, and the walls run up about one story in 
1864. A large lot of lumber had been purchased 
at Wilson's Mills, N. C, and much of it had been 
made into door frames, sash, etc. The loss of this 
material, which was taken by the Federal soldiers 
at the close of the war, together with the impover- 
ished condition of the people, prevented the com- 
pletion of the building. In the summer of 1868 the 
College was sold under an execution and purchased 
by the firm of Wilson and Shober of Greensboro. 
From this fact the editor of the Advocate believed 
this to be the "Last of Greensboro Female Col- 
lege." But the College had then, as it has had more 
than once since then, resurrection power, and in 
1871 passed out of the hands of Wilson and Shober, 
and in 1873 the building was completed and the 
College resumed its work. But it was not my pur- 
pose in writing to call attention to Greensboro Fe- 
male College, nor to merely present some histori- 
cal facts concerning the Advocate, but rather this: 
to suggest that some steps be taken to preserve 
those early copies of the Advocate. They are now 
thrown together in a box under the editor's tafcle, 
and if the office should burn down these papers 
would be lost. They are invaluable for the future 
historian of Methodism, and should be placed where 
they will not be lost. Trinity College has an incom- 
plete file of the Advocate, and I doubt not would 
welcome the opportunity of placing these papers 
in the fire proof vault of their library. Here they 
would be safe, and accessible to any who might 
wish to examine them. 

W. M. Curtis. 

Greensboro, N. C, Jan. 20, 1911. 


Dr. Henry Van Dyke, who has become very favor- 
ably known through his writings on various sub- 
jects, was recently represented by the daily papers 
as having spoken in a meeting of Presbyterian min- 
isters in depreciation of the proposed conferences 
on Christian unity provided for in the resolutions 
adopted by the Triennial Convention of the Protest- 
ant Episcopal Church, and that as having said 
that he does not believe in the visible church. 
Doctor Van Dyke has written a letter to the New 
York Sun, protesting against the "wildly, absurdly 
and amazingly inaccurate report" of what he said, 
and setting forth in a concise and clear way what 
he did say, and does believe. His distinction be- 
tween Christian unity and church union makes his 
letter worth quoting: 

"Your report quotes me as saying 'I do not believe 
in the visible church.' I never said such a thing 
in my life. Does a free man give thirty years of 
service to a thing he does not believe in? 

"Here is what I said, and what I believe: Christ 
founded a spiritual kingdom, an invisible church, 
which is righteousness and peace and joy in the 
Holy Spirit. All who love him and believe in him 
and serve him are in that church. It is undivided, 
indivisible, infallible and imperishable. His dis- 
ciples organized the visible church, or churches, 
to protect the spiritual kingdom, and make it 
effective in the world. Church union represents 
the agreement of Christians in matters of doctrine, 
discipline and worship, or their willingness to ig- 
nore their differences in minor matters ' for the 
sake of proving their Christian unity in greater 
and more vital things. An outward and enforced 
church uniformity is no help to Christian unity. 
It was that way in Geneva when they burned Ser- 
vetus, and in Florence when they burned Savona- 
rola. But that day is past. Now we have too 

little church union. The real unity of Christians 
is obscured and hidden by hair-splitting creeds, ex- 
clusive claims and ecclesiastical rivalries. Chris- 
tians who hope to meet in heaven shut each other 
out from their communion and their pulpits on 
earth. They plant five or six poor little churches 
in a town where one good one would do better 
work. It will be profitable for them to come to- 
gether, and frankly look their unhappy divisions 
in the face. That will help them to see how small 
are the things in which they differ compared with 
the great things in which they agree. All the vis- 
ible churches need this. 

"No one dreams that the present proposal will 
promptly result in church uniformity. But multi- 
tudes share Doctor Manning's generous hope that 
it will lead to a better understanding, a closer co- 
operation among the communions of Christendom, 
and so at last, by fellowship and work, to a broader 
richer, freer church union. This will enable the 
followers of Christ to do more than they are now 
doing for the betterment of the world. This is why 
I want it." — Pittsburg Christian Advocate. 


To be with Jesus in faith and fellowship is a 
great joy. He is a refuge to which the soul may 
flee from the assaults of Satan, the accusation of 
the world, the sorrows of life, and the sins which 
so easily beset us. Oh, how sweet to be alone with 
him, and there unfold the secret feelings of the 
heart, its joys and sorrows, its faults and failures, 
its purposes and desires, realizing that he is a 
friend in whom we may confide ,a rock in a weary 
land, a refuge for the afflicted, and a stronghold in 
the days of trouble. His presence inspires meek- 
ness and humility, love and loyalty. By his side 
we judge ourselves, not others. From his presence 
we go forth with his seal upon our brow, and with 
the spirit of resignation in our hearts, consecrated 
and recommissioned, carrying with us the sweet 
memory of all he was to us in that sacred hour! 
And even when we can no longer sit at his feet, 
but are called down and out into the plain and 
painful ploddings of every-day life, still he is with 
us, and will never leave nor forsake us. Let us be 
much with Jesus this year. — Religious Telegraph. 


Every evil to which we do not succumb is a bene- 
factor. We gain the strength of the temptation we 
resist. — R. W. Emerson. 

* * * * 

"There is something beyond the philosophies in 
the light, in the grass-blades, the leaf, the grasshop- 
per, the sparrow on the wall. Some day the great 
and beautiful thought which hovers on the confines 
of mind will at last alight. In this is hope; the 
whole sky is full of abounding hope — something 
beyond the books, that is consolation." — Richard 

* * * * 

"Not in husbanding of strength, but in yielding 
it in service; not in burying our talents, but in ad- 
ministering them; not in hoarding our seed in the 
barn, but in scattering it; not in following an 
earthly human policy, but in surrendering our- 
selves to the will of God, do we find the safe and 
blessed path." — F. B. Myer. 

* * * * 

Partakers of the divine nature, resting in that 
perfect All-in-all in whom our nature is eternal 
too, we walk without fear, full of hope and courage 
and strength to do his will, waiting for the endless 
good which he is always giving as fast as he can 
get us able to take it in. — G. MacDonald. 

* * * * 

Lord give the mothers of the world 

More love to do their part; 
That love which reaches not alone 
The children made by birth their own, 

But every childish heart. 
Wake in their souls true mothtrhood, 
Which aims at universal good. 

* * * * 

The key to a noble life ts to see clearly, and then 
to act in absolute obedience to the highest vision. — 
W. J. Dawson. 

* * * * 

"What God tells us to do He also helps us to do." 

* * * * 

"Time brings many changes, but with them many 



January 26th, 1911. 

From the Field 

Reports, Etc. 

Dallas and High Shoals. 

We came to our new work having no 
home in which to live. A most comfort- 
able home was soon provided for us and 
hardly a day has passed without some 
token of kindness being visited upon us 

by the loyal people of Dallas. And 
only a few days ago, a real pounding of 
good things came in a large goods box 

from the people of High Shoals. It 
was a whole-hearted affair, supplying us 
with the necessary tilings for weeks to 

The Lord has done much to encourage 
us in His work since we came here, and 
by His grace we are seeking to discharge 
the responsibilities of love which have 
come to us. 

O. I. Hinson. 

Fines Creek Circuit. 

It has been a long time since anything 
has been written from our work, but 
it is not because there are not many 
good things of which to write. 

We are very happy in our new parson- 
age. We moved into it the 16th of Decem- 
ber and it is a beauty, very convenient, 
with magnificent scenery. 

And there came into our lives and into 
the parsonage, just a few nights later 
that other happy experience of which so 
many of the brethren have been writing — 
the pounding. The pounding did not end 
with that night; it keeps on coming al- 
most daily, and the preacher keeps on 
saying "Amen." 

Our people are exceedingly kind to us 
and ready to co-operate with us. 

Pray for us, that this may truly be 
a great year in the advancement of 
God's kingdom in this charge. 

C. E. Stedman. 

From Burnsville Station. 

In order to ease my conscience I must 
now take time to tell our readers some- 
thing of the good people of Burnsville. 
It has come to my mind many times to 
do so but other duties have been allowed 
to set it aside. 

We are glad that we are permitted to 
cast our lot with these loyal liberty- 
loving and God-fearing children of the 
hills. Since our first meeting with them 
they have not ceased by word or deed to 
manifest their interest in us. We are 
not able to report, with some of the 
brethren, any special time when we were 
literally pounded to death and snowed 
completely under, but ours has been more 
like "a ontinual dropping on a very rainy 
day." And we like it better for these 
reasons: First, things are not in such 
abundance at any time in the pantry as 
to become stale; second, it keeps our 
minds continually stirred up to believe 
that some one thinks of us. These and 
other manifestations of kindness make 
us know that practical Christianity, which 
means something beside going to preach- 
ing, is by no means extinct or out of 

Our work here is moving out into its 
second year as a station. Although our 
membership is small, it seems to have 
made fair progress during the first year, 
under the pastorate of our consecrated 
young Brother, A. P. Ratledge. We are 
now preaching and praying to get more 
nearly on our feet by increased spiritu- 
ality, more thorough organization and a 
general mustering of forces. 

By the strength of our Captain and Dy 
the aid of our good people we are expect- 
ing much success in the edification of 
the church and the salvation of the, lost 
not only in Burnsville, but even beyond 
the sea. 

J. O. Ervin. 

divine aid and the help of the good 
people, and some assistance from brothers 
Sprinkle, Vestal, Kirk, Byrum and Ingle, 
we made tome progress. 

The following are some of the advance- 
ments that have been made: 

We have bought a nice cottage situated 
on an acre lot, adjoining our Rural Hall 
hcurch lot, for a parsonage, and will 
soon have it paid for. 

Our little congregation at Rural Hall 
have done considerable work on their 
church building, and it is now a "thing 
of beauty" on the interior. Our church 
at Trinity is taking on new life, and they 
are now engaged in remodeling the build- 
ing, and when completed, it will be like 
something new, and an honor to that 

Learning that a few people living in the 
neighborhood of old Mount Tabor, were 
anxious for some one to hold services 
for them, we told them that if they would 
build an arbor ' we would go down 
and hold a meeting for them. They 
selected a time and went to work at 
once, and we held a week's meeting for 
them. There were about forty conver- 
sions, and we organized a society with 
twenty members. Members of all the 
other denominations worked with us', 
and we all seemed as one. Our little 
flock, went to work at once with determi- 
nation and grit and in a few weeks erect- 
ed a neat building, which is an honor 
to that community. We look forward 
to great things being done by them dur- 
ing this year. 

In looking over the last conference 
journal we find that Rural Hall Circuit 
stands high up in the Mount Airy Dis- 
trict. While it failed to pay by about 
$200.00 their assessments, it paid more 
than any other charge in the district, 
for all purposes, excepting the three big 
stations — Elkin, Mount Airy and North 
Wilkesboro. It is second in number of 
Sunday school scholars, has the largest 
church membership, and received more 
members during the year than any work 
in the district. 

We are striving for better things this 
year, and hope to be able to do much 
for "the Advocate." 

Thos. E. Wyche, P. C. 

Rural Hall Circuit. 

Having been returned to Rural Hall Cir- 
cuit, perhaps a few lines in regard to 
the work might be of benefit to the good 
people of the charge and of interest to 
some of our preachers. 

This work is now composed of seven 
churches, and a great many good peo- 
ple. The only reasoin that it is not the 
best circuit in conference, is, 'that the 
people do not fully realize the possibilities 
that lie within themselves. We are do- 
ing all we can this year to get them to 
see the great power that lies hidden and 
apparently dead, and only needs waking 
up to put them in a position, that any 
of our best preachers will be glad to 
come and serve them. 

The pastor sent to this work last year 
left in March and as he. did not leave 
any reason behind, for leaving, the work 
became very much demoralized. We came 
to the work the middle of April, and by 

Conference Book Exchange. 

I wish to say that our Conference Book 
Exchange was a decided success. Speak- 
ing of my own experience: I placed a 
few books on exchange, every one of 
which was sold at a fair price, or, 
I was enabled to exchange for something 
else new and fresh to me. So, I came 
away from Conference with a nice pack- 
age of good reading material with small 
outlay of cash. Two of these books 
I have already read since Conference: 
The New Crusade, by Dr. Chas. E. Jef- 
ferson, and Into His Marvelous Light, by 
Dr. Chas. Cuthbert Hall.. These two 
books were put on exchange by one of 
our strongest preachers and are indica- 
tion of the class of books he reads. These 
books have been an inspiration to me. 
They are strong, spiritual, orthodox. No 
one can read them without feeling his 
faith reinforced, his zeal quickened and 
his love for Christ and His cause greatly 
stimulated. I should love to write at 
length about both these great books if 
space allowed. 

But the Book Exchange is a happy idea. 
How many splendid authors slumber 
drowsily on the shelves of our foremost 
preachers! These books were read when 
first purchased. Since then, they have 
"slept the sleep of the just" whilst their 
owner has busied himself with other new 
productions that come teeming from a 
prolific press. Why not deliver these 
drowsy volumes over to the exchanges 
that the good work they have already 
begun may continue with 'others with less 
plethoric purses? 

I, for one, hope the Book Exchange will 
be a permanent institution, and that 
others may see its vast possibilities and 
patronize it, both by taking to the 
rooms some of their best books, and by 
taking back home with them a fresh 
batch for winter reading. 

F. L. Townsend. 

Mooresville Circuit. 

I have neglected, or deferred, on ac- 
count of being very busy getting started 
in my work, to give, you a few items of 
the greatest interest from the Mooresville 
Circuit. We moved here on Dec. 6th, a 
snowy, cold day, but found so many of 
our good people at the station to meet 
us with smiling faces, and words of wel- 
come, and conveyance to bring us to 

the parsonage and others' at the parson- 
age with a nice hot dinner and roaring 
fires, and provisions for days to come, all 
of which we appreciate very much, and 
the pounding, why it has been going on 
ever since, and in a way that things keep 
so fresh and nice; and last but not least 
the brethren are showing by their works 
that they intend to support their pastor 
financially. All of these good things on 
the part of the people call for the best 
there is in the preacher, and I am de- 
termined they shall have it. We have 
started well. We are holding church 
conferences and electing the Missionary 
committees and organizing them and the 
stewards for a years work that we trust 
will tell in the year's wind up. I feel so 
sorry for Brother Davis and the people 
of the Alexander Circuit from which I 
moved to this work, for the loss of their 
parsonage and so much of its contents. 
Brother Davis lost nearly everything I 
understood. I have sent him a dollar ana 
if every one of our preachers will send 
that much or more it will be a great 
help at this time with him. The charge I 
now have is an ideal one with four 
churches and two services a month in 
each church, and some of the best people 
I have ever found. 

Yours in the work, 

E. Myers. 

ers and delegates, closing with an ad- 
dress by Dr. Reid on "The Suppreme 
Opportunity of the Hour — China." This 
was indeed a masterful effort, a powerful 
address, highly entertaining, full of 
thought and instruction. 

We feel indebted to the good people 
of Lincolnton for their hospitable enter- 
tainment while with them. 

Geo. A. Hoyle, Secy. 

Mr. Geo. Hackney goes to Lexington. 

Many of our Advocate readers will be 
interested in the following from the 
Asheville Gazette-News: 

At the meeting of the stockholders of 
the Hackney & Moal company yesterday 
afternoon George L. Hackney, who has 
been president of the company since its 
inception, tendered his resignation, to 
take effect February 7th. Mr. Hackney, 
to the regret of many friends and busi- 
ness associates in this city, will leave 
early in February to become secretary 
and treasurer and general manager of the 
Lexington Chair Company, at Lexington, 
a new company just organized with $50,000 
capital stock. He still retains a large 
interest in the Hackney & Moale com- 

Mr. Hackney entered business in Ashe- 
ville in 1892 and for nearly 20 years he 
has been closely identified with the com- 
mercial activities of this city. He started 
the Asheville Printing company and ran 
this successfully for several years when 
Dr. P. R. Moale became associated with 
him. Two years later these gentlemen 
purchased the French Broad Press and 
founded the Hackney & Moale company. 
The business of this company has grown 
at a steady rate and today the Hack- 
ney & Moale company maintains one of 
the best printing establishments in this 
section, and besides doing a large local 
business, is attracting many large jobs 
from other places. The company also 
has a large book and stationery store 
and a fine kodak developing plant. Mr. 
Hackney was one of the original pro- 
maters of the Evening News Publishing 
company. In 1903 the Asheville News was 
started by Mr. Hackney and W. A. Hilde- 
brand, and this company purchased the 
Asheville Gazette and the two papers were 
consolidated as The Gazette-News. Some 
while ago Mr. Hackney retired from the 
Evening News Company. 

Largely interested in the Lexington 
Chair Company are Mr. Hackney and 
Frank M. Weaver, while associated with 
them are F. S. Lambeth, president of the 
Standard Chair Company, of Thomasville, 
a successful manufacturer; George Mont- 
castle, president of the Bank of Lexing- 
ton, and W. E. Holt, Jr., of Lexington, 
a prominent cotton manufacturer. The 
company has purchased the Oneida Chair 
factory at Lexington and will enlarge it 
and operate it as the Lexington Chair 
Company. The plant will have an out- 
put of about $150,000 manufactured pro- 
ducts per year and will employ 60 to 75 

The officers of the company are F. S. 
Lambeth, President; Frank M. Weaver, 
Vice-President; George L. Hackney, Secre- 
tary-Treasurer and manager. Mr. Hack- 
ney will leave earjy in February. Mr. 
Weaver will continue to reside at ashe- 

Shelby District Missionary Institute. 

A good number of preachers and lay- 
men of the District met in Lincolnton 
Monday, January 16th, for our Mission- 
ary Institute. We were indeed glad and 
fortunate in having with us our Mission- 
ary Secretary, Dr. H. K. Boyer, and Dr. 
C. F. Reid, Missionary Secretary of the M. 
E. Church, South. 

The devotional feature of the occasion 
was the opening session — an experience 
meeting conducted by our Presiding Elder, 
Dr. S. B. Turrentine. It was good to be 
there. In the afternoon and night a 
number of talks were made by the preach- 

An Urgent Call. 

To all the pastors and church leaders 
of the W. N. C. Conference, I beg to 
call to your attention again, two exceed- 
ingly important matters: 

First, if you did not observe the 1st 
Sunday in January in all your congre- 
gations as a day of prayer for a "Revival 
of God's Work," please do so next Sun- 
day on stations, and as quick as possible 
on circuits. 

Second, if you have not already elected 
your missionary committee of five or 
seven in each congregation, to assist the 
church leader in his work, do so next 

This can be easily done without inter- 
fering with the rest of the service, by 
calling a church conference for only a 
few minutes at the close. Put your best 
and most active men on this committee. 
The Laymen's Movement is coming to be 
the great force in our church. But it 
cannot succeed in a local church without 
this committee. It is a part of the plan. 

H. K. Boyer, 
Con. Mis. Secretary. 


Coleridge charge has bright prospects 
for the coming Conference year. We find 
here a live, energetic, industrious, and 
spiritual people, to serve. At Rehoboth, 
we have a neat new church building that 
is a credit to the community. Brethren 
Williams, Smith, Branson, Burgess, Ves- 
tal, Johnson, Bowder,, and others are at 
the helm, followed by a staunch and de- 
vout membership. At Concord, we have 
a strong church, that touches a manu- 
facturing town, from whence our charge 
takes its name. The business interests 
of this village are controlled by the Cavi- 
ness brothers, who are also true to their 
Lord, to His church, and to their pastor, 
as well as their business. They are ably 
assisted in the leadership of the church 
by brethren Raines, Lambert, the Craven 
brothers, and others I would like to men- 
tion, but I must speak of Sister "Grand- 
ma Craven," who is verily a mother in 
Israel, and whose life is a benediction 
to the community. At Mt. Olivet, we 
have a beautiful church building, and a 
loyal band of workers. The leaders here 
are brethren Tyson and sons, Suggs, 
Richardson, Maness, Wrenn, and we must 
not forget to mention Bro. B. F. Kearns, 
who is a local preacher, and a true dis- 
ciple of his Lord. At Mt. Zion, our mem- 
bership is somewhat scattered, and we 
have a few difficulties, but under the 
leadership of brethren Owen, Caviness, 
and Jones, we hope to see Zion fall in 
line. We will feel the loss from this 
church of Bro. J. P. Phillipps, who was 
recently elected to one of our county 
offices, which necessitates his removal 
to our county seat. Last Saturday, Bro. 
Ware held our first quarterly meeting at 
Concord church, several brethren said we 
had the best attendance in years, every 
church well represented. The stewards in- 
creased the Salaries nearly 40 per cent., 
and every few days the neighbors send 
us in fresh meats, and other things we 
need. Brethren, pray that we may be a 
faithful leader of this people. 

In His name, 

R. L. Melton. 


At the Methodist parsonage in Cherry- 
ville, N. C, December 18th, 1910, Mr. 
Robert McLurd, of Crouse, N. C, and 
Miss Florence Beam, of Cherryville. Rev. 
James Willson officiating. 

Also at the Methodist parsonage in 
Cherryville, N. C, December 28th, 1910, 
Mr. T. C. Moore, of Stanly Creek, N. C, 
and Miss Ada C. Goodson, of Iron Station, 
N. C. Rev. James Willson performing 
the marriage ceremony. 

At the home of the bride's parents, near 
Greensboro, January 19th, Mr. Julian 
White, of Raleigh to Miss Ethel Hodgin, 
Rev. D. M. Litaker officiating. 

At the pastor's study of West Market 
Street church on Thursday evening, Jan- 
uary 19th, Mr. Albert Wyrick and Miss 
Carrie Overby, both of Greensboro, Rev. 
E. K. McLarty performing the ceremony. 

At the Henrietta, in Asheville, on Sat- 
urday night, January 21st, Mr. H. N. 
Morris, of Greensboro, to Miss Kate Mc- 
Cracken, formerly of Waynes»ville, Rev. 
C. W. Byrd, D. D., officiating. 

January 26th, 1911. 




Report to January 25, 1911. 

— Rev. Newton Kenneth Neelton, for 
fifty years a member of the South Caro- 
lina Conference, died in Spartanburg on 
January 11th. 

— It is reported that the two strongest 
churches of each branch of Methodism 
in Chattanooga have agreed to unite and 
build one great church. This is practi- 
cal church union and if such steps con- 
tinue to be taken the question will settle 

— Rev. Dr. Gilbert T. Rowe, pastor of 
Tryon Street Church, Charlotte, has been 
engaged to deliver a series of four ad- 
dresses before the Conference on Evan- 
gelism of the two Georgia Conferences 
to be held in Wesley Memorial Church, 
Atlanta, March 3-12. Bishop John C. 
Kilgo, of Durham will preach every night 
during the Conferene and will deliver 
two addresses on Pastoral Evangelism 
Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 

— Mrs. Elizabeth Pritchett, an aged 
member of Centenary Church this city, 
and one whose life has been an example 
of unassuming consecration, passed away 
on Monday night of this week at the 
home of Mrs. Bowen, on South Elm St. 
Deceased lived alone for many years, the 
church ministering to her needs. She 
leaves her estate to Centenary church. 

— Last Sunday there was an all-round 
exchange of pulpits in the city churches 
of Greensboro. The unique feature of 
the day was the fact that no congregation 
knew till the preacher appeared who 
wOuld fill the pulpit. The sermons of 
the day sounded the key note of an evan- 
gelistic campaign which it is expected 
will follow. At three o'clock there was 
a mass meeting at the First Baptist 
church and a sermon was preached by 
Rev. E. K. McLarty on Soul-winning. 

—By an oversight we failed to mention 
the death of Captain E. S. Blair, of 
North Wilkesboro, which occurred at St. 
Leo's Hospital in this city on Friday 
morning, January 13th. Captain Blair 
was a cousin of the editor of the Ad- 
vocate. He was a gallant Confederate 
soldier and located soon after the Civil 
War in Wilkes County where he after- 
ward became a leading factor in the build- 
ing of the town of North Wilkesboro. xj.e 
was a member of the Presbyterian church 
and died at the age of 72. 

— Bishop Collins Denny, of Nashville, 
Tenn., is announced as the Commence- 
ment preacher at the State University 
at . Chapel Hill, on May 29th, and Gover- 
ner Woodrow Wilson will deliver the 
address on May 31st. This promises a 
great bill of fare and the University is 
to be congratulated. 

— We are indebted to Messrs. Hackney 
& Moale, of Asheville for a neatly bound 
copy of the Daily Christian Advocate, 
published during the sitting of the 
General Conference at Asheville last May. 

— We are pleased to say that the citi- 
zens of Taylorsville and Alexander County 
are contributing liberally to the relief 
of Rev. W. O. Davis who lost so heavily, 
by fire on Monday of last week. — Taylors- 
ville Scout. 

— The friends of Rev. and Mrs. E. G. 
Kilgore, who are now living in South 
Carolina where Bro. Kilgore is serving as 
a supply, will regret to know that their 
little child who has been quite ill for 
some months has been taken to the Salis- 
bury hospital for treatment. The parents 
accompanied the child to Salisbury last 
Monday evening and we sincerely trust 
the treatment there will restore the little 
one to health. 


Wanted — Two young men or young mar- 
ried men with small family for two small 
but good stations in the Sacramento Val- 
ley. These works pay from $700.00 to 
$800.00 dollars each, and have parson- 
ages. Both are vacant through Provi- 
dential causes, which have necessitated 
the giving up of the work by the brethren 
appointed to them at the last Conference. 
In writing please give particulars as to 
age, family, experience, etc. Address, 
C. P. Moore, P. E., 
No. 1600 F Street, 
Sacramento, Cal. 


Any preacher or layman desiring to 
help increase the circulation of the Ad- 
vocate can «lo so by furnishing a list 
of names with postofnce address of any to 
whom they desire sample copies sent. We 
will be glad to furnish several hundred 
a week for the next few weeks, and 
this is by far the best way to distribute 
samples. Please send in lists at once and 
we will take pleasure in mailing sample 

Asheville District. 

Geo. L. Hackney 2 

Rev. D. Atkins 1 

Rev. J. O. Ervin 6 

Franklin District. 

Rev.. W. I. Hughes 1 

Rev. J. R. Warren 5 

Charlotte District. 

Dr. J. E. Kerr 1 

Rev. G. T. Rowe 10 

Rev. A. T. Bell 3 

Rev. W. C. Jones 13 

Rev. A. W. Plyler 3 

Rev. H. H. Robbins 7 

Rev. J. J. Barker 2 

Greensboro District. 

Rev. W. R. Ware 2 

Rev. P. C. Battle 1 

Rev. J. E. Woosley 9 

Rev. R. L. Melton 1 

Rev. S. E. Richardson 2 

Monut Airy District. 

Rev. J. M. Folger 1 

Rev. O. P. Routh 3 

Rev. J. D. Gibson 3 

Morganton District. 

Rev. J. F. Moser i 

Rev. Ira Erwin ■ ' 4 

Rev. A. C. Swofford .'. 1 

North Wilkesboro District. 

Rev. W. M. Bagby 2 

Rev. R. L. Fruit 4 

Salisbury District. 

Rev. N. R. Richardson 2 

Rev. J. W. Clegg 3 

Rev. J. A. J. Farrington 1 

Statesville District. 

Rev. E. E. Yates 1 

Rev. T. E. Wagg 1 

Shelby District. 

Rev. E. N. Crowder 2 

Rev. N. M. Modlin 1 

Rev. James Willson 1 

Waynesville District 

Rev. F. W. Dibble 1 

Winston District. 

Rev. J. B. Tabor 4 

Rev. J. E. Abernethy 2 

Grand Total 




At the National Capital the first few 
weeks of the new year are the gayest sea- 
son, especially among the wealthy and 
official life of the city. The first one of 
the many larger functions occurred Jan. 
2nd, with ttie time honored custom known 
as the New Year White House Reception 
which is always attended by not less than 
some 5000 people. Hardly an evening 
passes but that elaborate functions of 
some character are not enjoyed by those 
desirous of being in the whirl of society. 
There remains only about six weeks of 
the last session of the 61st ongress, and 
judging from the slow progress made 
thus far, but little hope is entertained 
that scarcely any legislation other than 
the passage of the usual enormous appro- 
priation bills is expected. It would seem 
that the question upon which a majority 
of Congress get together on is when the 
bills appropriating a billion or more dol- 
lars of the people's money is in for final 
action, or to establish some apparently 
unwarranted commission carrying a few 
hundred thousand or million dollars by 
which some friend or defeated party 
colleague gets a fat job simply to do 
certain work for which the people elected 
their senators and representatives to do, 
and who alone should do and be respons- 
ible for as the people's only representa- 
tives. An eager fight is being waged for 
a constitutional amendment allowing 
United State Senators to be elected by the 
people, but on account of many of the 
present solons in the upper house holding 
their positions as the representatives of 
the interests, fear is entertained that such 
will not become a law this session, but 
public sentiment will force the measure 
through ere a great while. The people's 
wishes should and will- eventually be 

An interesting conference composed of 
200 or 300 representatives of the Men's 
Missionary Movement, including the effic- 
ient president, Capt. Newman, of our 
Baltimore Conference, was present, was 
held at Mt. Vernon Southern Methodist 
Church on Friday evening, January 15th. 
The many excellent and appropriats 
speeches from representatives of the 
several churches, both by ministers and 
laymen, the fervent prayers and the good 
singing was interesting and instructive, 
making it a feast to the soul equal to 
that prepared by the ladies which was 
a feast for the inner-man on the occasion. 

Rev. Dr. J. D. Arnold, of Waynesville, 




Who Ge t 

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These biscuit are little nuggets of nutrition. 
Each crisp soda cracker contains energy 
for thirty minutes more work. 
Many business men eat them at ten 
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Uneeda Biscuit are 
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and Mrs. L. W. Crawford, of Winston- 
Salem, both frequent contributors to The 
Advocate, were in Washington City last 

Dr. Eugene Gudger, a professor of the 
Greensboro State Normal College, spent 
the holidays in Washington, pursuing 
a brief ourse in speial research work. 

W. F. Tomlinson. 

The Hillside, Jan. 18, 1911. 

Readers should write to the Bateman 
Mfg. Co., Grenloch, N. J., for their An- 
niversary catalog, describing all Iron Age 
tools — Potato machinery, orchard tools? 
etc. Write to-day. 


The Housekeeper Changes Home. 

Beginning with the March issue The 
Housekeeper Magazine, now published 
in Minneapolis, will move to New York. 
It has been purchased by Robert J. Col- 
lier, published of Collier's Weekly, and 
Conde Nast, publisher of Vogue, Travel 
and Home and Garden. The high stand- 
ard of the editorial department will not 
be hcanged but will be augmented by 
the new publishers. The Housekeeper 
is now in its thirty-fourth year and as a 
publication devoted to the interests of 
the home has a wide influence through 
its more than four hundred thousand sub- 
scribers. The subscription will remain 
for the present at One Dollar a year. 
The new address will be, The House- 
keeper Corporation, 44? Fourth Avenue, 
New York City. 

I have an arrangement by which I 
can furnish the best machine on the 
market to you at a special price, and 
on easy terms. For particulars ad- 
dress: Rev. L. P. Bogle, Henrietta, 


— to- 
New Orleans, La., Mobile, Ala. and 
Pensacota, Fla. 



Se/enty-five years of uninterrupted suc- 
cessful business is a remarkable record. 

Since Stephen Bateman commenced 
making Iron Age tools in 1836, the idea 
that quality counts above everything else, 
has predominated. This wise policy has 
resulted in a wonderful growth and de- 
velopment and, to-day, there probably 
is not a civilized community in the world 
where Iron Age farm and garden tools 
are not known and used. 

The famous Iron Age wheel hoes have 
made gardening a pleasure for thousands 
of people. More and better work can be 
accomplished with them in ten minutes 
than could be done in two hours with 
ah old-fashioned hoe. Even women and 
boys find the wheel hoe easy to operate. 
It saves time and labor, and insures big- 
ger crops. It is an indespensable tool for 
people with a small garden, as well as 
for farmers, truckers and fruit growers. 

On account of the Madri Gras Cele- 
brations at New Orleans, La., Mobile, 
Ala. and Pensacola, (Fla., February 
23-28 the Southern Railway will sell 
round trip tickets at the following 
rates : 

Greensboro, N. C. to New Orleans, 
La., $25.85. 

Greensboro, N. C. to Mobile, Ala., 

Greensboro, N. C. to Pensacola, Fla., 

Tickets on sale February 21st to 
27th inclusive, with final return limit 
until March 27th by depositing ticket 
and payment of one dollar. Approx- 
imately low rates from all other points 
on Southern Railway. 

For further information, Pullman 
reservations, etc., call on any Agent, 
or write, "W. H. McGlamery, 

Passenger and Ticket Agent, 
Greensboro, N.' C. 



January 26th, 1911. 

The Epworth League 

Editor of League Columns 
Miss Blanche Johnson 
(35 Walker Avenue, Greensboro, N. C. 


A Senior League was recently or- 
ganized at Dilworth, Charlotte. 


Conference Cabinet 

President, Rev. R. B. Atkinson, David- These young people enjoyed a de- 
son, N. C; Vice-President, Rev. D. J. lightful social a few days ago. The 
Miller, Ashevllie N^C.; Secretory Rev. b , M & tempted them out 
O. P. Ader, High Point, N. C; Treas- ° . 
urer. Rev. G. G. Harley, Asheville, N. C; into the °P en and the y enjoyed the 
Junior Superintendent, Miss John Starr, out of door treat given by their pas- 
Greensboro, N. C. tor. 

District Secretaries 

Asheville, Rev. G. G. Harley, Asheville. 
Charlotte, Rev. W. O. Goode, Charlotte. 
Franklin, Rev. L>. D. Thompson, Andrews. 
Greensboro, Miss John Starr, Greensboro. 
Morganton, Prof. I. B. McKay, 

Rutherford College. 
Mt. Alr-j , Rev. Z. Paris, North Wilkesboro. 
Statesville, T. E. Lothery. Davidson. 
Salisbury, Rev. E. M. Avett, Jackson Hill. 
Shelby, Rev. J. P. Armstrong, 

Bessemer City. 
Waynesville, Rev. C. S. Klrkpatrlck, 


Winston, Prof. H. A. Hayes, 

Winston -Salem. 



Subscribed to date $225.00 


The Conference Epworth League 
Cabinet met in Hickory on the 18th 
inst. to plan a program for the Assem- 
bly to be held in July. The meeting 
was one of perfect harmony and the 
work was completed in a manner that 
was satisfactory to all present. 


The Annual Assembly of the W. N. 
C. League will be held in Hickory, N. 
C, on July 5-7. 

The following suggestive program 
has been prepared and the speakers 
and Institute workers will be procur- 
ed at an early date. 


Thursday Morning. 

Informal gathering of delegates at 
church and assigning delegates to 

Thursday Afternoon. 

2:30 p. m. — Devotional exercises. 

2:50 p. m. — Address of Welcome; 
Response to address of welcome; Ap- 
pointing Commtitees. 

3:30 p. m. — The Devotional Depart- 

8:00 p. m. — Annual Sermon. 

6:00 a. m. — Sunrise prayer meeting. 

10 a. m. — The Charity and Help De- 

(An opportunity will be given for 
making pledges to the Children's 
Home Dormitory). 

11 a. m. — Junior Work and Boys' 

2:30 p. m. — Devotional Exercises. 
3:00 p. m. — Literary and Missionary 

8:00 p. m. — Lecture. 


6:00 a. m. — Sunrise prayer meeting. 

9:00 a. m. — Reports from District 
Secretaries; Reports from Commit- 
tees; Election of Officers. 

Institute Work 

Special classes in Junior Work and 
Mission Study will meet 4:30 p. m. 
Thursday and 9 a. m. and 4:30 p. m. 

Good speakers and experienced 
workers will be in charge of the 'vari- 
ous numbers on the program and a 
treat is in store for all young people 
who attend the Assembly. 

Unanimously 'adopted by the Christ- 
mas Conference of Epworth League 

1. In view of the increasing activity 
of the Sunday School in several de- 
partments of work heretofore conduct- 
ed exclusively by the Epworth League, 
your committee recommends that a 
commission be constituted, composed 
of the General Sec. of the Epworth 
League and a member of the Epworth 
League Board and one other person 
to be chosen by the General Secretary, 
to confer with a similar commission 
from the Sunday school Board with a 
view of correlating the work of the 
Sunday School and of the Epworth 
League in such a way as to secure 
the widest and most effective exten- 
sion, of the principles for the success 
of which both organizations are striv- 

2. In view of the confusion that has 
arisen in many places in regard to 
the work of the Juvenile Missionary 
Society, the Mite Box Brigade and 
the Junior League your committee 
urges that the commission mentioned 
in the preceding paragraph be asked 
to take counsel with the proper officers 
of the Woman's Missionary Societies, 
looking to reaching an agreement cor- 
relating the work of all our Juvenile 
Societies; the agreement to be pub- 
lished as the official policy under which 
the religious education of our boys 
and girls is henceforth to be carried 

3. Your committee recommends in 
the third place that evangelization be 
emphasized as the one dominant in- 
terest of League activity during the 
next twelve months; that special at- 
tention be given to disseminating such 
literature as will help to equip our 
young people to do personal work, 
and to assist the pastor in all evan- 
gelistic efforts undertaken in the local 

4. It is further recommended that 
the plan of the Boys' League be en- 
larged to include the best features of 
the Boy Scout Movement and that 
work with boys be rapidly and per- 
sistently promoted in all our pastoral 

5. Your committee believes that the 
matter of using District Secretaries 
for institute woTk in the local Chap- 
ters of their respective Districts ought 
to receive the most painstaking atten- 
tion to the General Secretary and all 
his co-laborers. 

6. The last recommendation your 
committee makes is that the collection 
and distribution of the funds derived 
from the ten cent assessment and the 
five cent assessment be placed in the 
hands of the members of the Annual 
Conference Epworth League Cabinets 
and of the Annual Conference Epworth 
League Boards. We believe that this 
measure will fix the League in a se- 
cure place in the practical polity of 
our church. 

R. W. Hood, 
» P. B. Kern, 

J. Marvin Culbeth. 





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January 26th, 1911. 



Our Litt 

:le Folks 


at last he decided to consult the com 

It was the last day of Warren But- 
ler's vacation, and the last day be- 
fore he was to start for his new em- 
ployment in New York. He had been 
spending his outing in a camp in the 
mountains, so that he might have the 
benefits of all the country air possi- 
ble before cooping himself up in an 
office in the city. 

The pastor of his mother's church 
was with him. The clergyman was 
fond of hunting and fishing, and his 
interest in these things made it pos- 
sible for him to get into closer touch 
with many of his parishoners than if 
he had not cared for outdoor life. 
Warren liked him for it, and man and 
youth were on terms of friendly inti- 
macy whenever they were in the 
woods. At home Warren was a little 
shy of the clergyman, for then, as he 
would have put it, the pastor was 
"working at his trade." 

The two were sitting on a log before 
their tent as the afternoon was wear- 
ing away. Warren was looking across 
the valley and watching the shadows 
of the clouds chase one another over 
the fields, noting now and then the 
varying shades of green as the wind 
ruffled the leaves in the forest beyond. 
He liked the open, and now that ne 
was to leave it for the barrenness and 
confinement of the town, there was 
as much regret in his heart as can 
find lodgment in a youth who has his 
life before him. 

The clergyman also, looking over the 
hills and far away, saw the perils 
that encompass a young man alone in 
a great city. Finally he spoke, gently 
and confidently. 

"I hope you will continue to go to 
church when you get to New York," 
he said. 

The boy hesitated. He was evident- 
ly thinking. Finally he said, "Well, I 
don't really know. 1 wonder some- 
times if the men who are making the 
most stir in New York are those who 
go most regularly to church. It seems 
to me that many of them have 
^something better to do with their 
time. If I am to succeed, I shall have 
to work hard and make my time count 
as much as possible." 

The minister made no reply for a 
time. There was silence for a con- 
siderable space. Then again the elder 
man spoke: 

"Did I ever tell you the story of 
your uncle? He died before you were 
born, and I think you never knew 
much about him. He was fond of 
hunting, as you are, and he was also 
high-spirited and independent. 

"He was with a guide after deer in 
the north woods one fall. They got 
so deep into the forest that they lost 
their way. Neither could recognize 
any landmarks, even when they climb- 
ed a tree to look over the surround- 
ing country. They agreed to separate, 
the guide to go in one direction and 
your uncle in another, and the one who 
first found any familiar trail or land- 
mark was to go back for the other. 
Enough snow had fallen since they 
lost their way to make this easy, and 
it was growing colder, so that their 
tracks would not disappear. 

"Your uncle was sure that the way 
he selected was right. He had often 
said he never knew the sense of di- 
rection to be at fault. He walked for 
two or three hours without seeing any 
familiar thing. He had a compass 
with him, but he was so positive he 
was headed right that he did not look 
at it Finally it began to get dark, and 

pass, just to make sure. 

"He leaned his ri.'e against a tree, 
and after going some distance from it, 
took out the compass. It showed that 
he had been traveling north, when he 
was certain that he had been going 

"He did not believe the compass. 
It must be out of order. To prove it, 
although he was chilled to the bone, 
he took it apart to find why the needle 
was stuck and persisted in pointing 
the wrong direction." 

The minister paused a moment, and 
Warren was on the point of exclaim- 
ing, "How foolish!" for he knew the 
trustworthiness of a compass; but he 
checked himself as the story was re- 

"The next morning," said the min- 
ister, "the guide, with the help he 
had secured, found your uncle frozen 
to death, with the dismantled compass 
lying in the snow beside him." 

The minister made no further refer- 
ence to the matter which had led to 
the telling of the story, nor did the 
boy; but the next day, when they 
came out of the woods, and it was time 
to say good-by, Warren held out his 
hand and shook the minister's hearti- 
ly. "I want to thank you for the 
story that you told me yesterday," 
he said. • And then he added, "I think 
when I get to New York I shall stick 
to the compass." — Youth's Companion. 


The farmer tramped across one of 
the fields with a scowl on his sun- 
burned face. "Ten years," said he to 
himself, "since I tried to raise any- 
thing on this piece. Why did I buy it? 
So poor, so rocky — nothing can ever 
be done with it. It is worthless!" 

"Worthless., worthless," echoed here 
and there over the field. "Our dear 
home's worthless," murmured the 
small field folk to one another. "What 
should I do without this branch to 
swing my cradle on?" cried an oriole. 
"Why, we've raised our babies on this 
tree every summer for seven years." 

"And my ancestors," said Madam 
Argiope, the great black and gold 
spider, "have spun their webs in this 
hackberry patch for generations." 

"My subway," said the mote, "that 
I have been years in constructing, 
runs in all directions under this 

"Worthless!" hummed the bees. 
"What could the man have meant? 
Does not the sweetest clover in all 
the country grow here?" 

"And my cupboard in the hollow 
tree," chattered the spuinrel — "why, 
how could I exist if it were not for 
my store of nuts to help me through 
the winter?" 

"Say, say," screamed a noisy blue 
jay, "what's all this talk about our 
home field being worthless? Why, it's 
the jolliest playground the wood folk 
ever had — hollow trees and little bur- 
rows to hide in, plenty of dead twigs 
to break for nest building, juicy ber- 
ries, quantities of insects, and a brook 
to bathe and drink from running just 
below! " 

"Squeak, apueak," the little field 
mouse cried; "it's the happiest home 
I've ever known." The black cricket, 
from under his little stone portico, 
trilled a merry tune; while the but- 
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Such was our friend. Formed on 
the good old plan — 

A true and brave and downright hon- 
est man! 

He blew no trumpet in the market 

Nor in the church, with hypocritic face. 

Supplied with cant the lack of Chris- 
tian grace, 

Loathing pretence, he did with cheer- 
ful will 

What others talked of while their 

hands were still! 
And while "Lord! Lord!" the pious 

tyrants cried, 
Who, in the poor, their Master crucified, 
His daily prayer, far better understood 
In acts than words, was simply doing 


So calm, so constant was his rectitude 
That by his loss alone we know his 

And feel how true a man has walked 
with us on earth. 

— Whittier. 

The request of Mrs. Woltz for re- 
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- Rockford, N. C, Jan. 14, 1911. 
My Dear Sisters: 

I want to make my final' appeaLf or 
the year's reports of boxes sent. I 
think it would be a wise idea for every 
member to take it as an individual mat- 
ter of her own to make special in- 
quiries at next monthly meeting if all 
things done during the year have been 
properly reported. We may save 
hours of our valuable time at annual 
meeting by doing this now. I am sure 
a number of boxes have been sent our 
Children's Home from H. M. Auxili- 
aries in this Conference, for I've seen 
it reported in Advocate page for 
Children's Home, that have not been 
reported to me and there being no 
valuation in these reports I can't take 
this for my report. District Secre- 
taries, will you please send me a re- 
port of any boxes that may have been 
reported to you, then our reports will 
correspond. As the year is about clos- 
ed I think a word of praise would not 
be out of place here. I am quite sure 
more auxiliaries have been interested 
this year in supply work than have 
been before, and the work has grown 
more in interest, good, and numbers 
than any previous year. May God 
richly reward all who have helped in 
any way to make a success of this 
part of our work. Please sisters, all! 
of you, take this as a personal mes- 
sage and think over the year's work 
and make full reports to the proper 
ones now. 

Yours with love and best wishes, 
Mrs. J. L. Woltz. 

this has been a year of work for most 
of our women, but with almost con- 
tinued sickness in the home of the 
Corresponding Secretary she has not 
been permitted to carry her part. 

After much consideration our church 
and parsonage Aid Society have be- 
come connectional, and of course the 
two leaning together greatly increased 
the number of. members and efficacy 
of work. So just at once our very 
helpful and competent first Vice-Presi- 
dent appointed the society into com- 
mittees consisting of ten women, each 
having a chairman and all went to 
work for one and the same thing. 
The plan worked beautifully, for all 
worked harmoniously, so that when 
our pastor went up to Conference, the 
report given him was money raised, 
$765.85; number of members, 56. 

The greater portion of this was spent 
for local purposes, such as re-furnish- 
ing the parsonage, helping to buy a 
new and beautiful pipe organ, and 
very greatly changing the main audi- 
torium which is beautiful now. And 
with a pastor whom any church would 
be glad to have, we think that we have 
and are still being greatly blessed. The 
week of prayer has been observed, the 
interest manifested was very good, the 
offering much better than last year. 
We realize that many opportunities 
await us, and our fervent prayer is 
that we may see opportunity and seize 
it; and that this coming year may be 
the most useful year in the history 
of our auxiliary. 

Truly yours in the work, 

Miss Mattie Ellott, Cor. Secy., 
Greensboro, N. C. 


Greensboro, N. C, Jan. 16, 1911. 
Dear Mrs. Nicholson: 

The Woman's Home Mission Society 
of Centenary, Greensboro, is continu- 
ing its work with, renewed activity, 
and all feel that an unusual good year 
will have passed with this one. We 
can see how God's hand has directed 
us and how His blessings have been 
upon our efforts, for owing to the 
fact of such imperative need of funds, 

On January 5th, 1911, the Fines 
Creek W. H. M. Society held its regu- 
lar monthly meeting at the parsonage, 
Mrs. Stedman presiding. Some few 
of the members, however, were so 
situated that they could not attend. 
Some of the officers were unable to 
attend, but those present did all in 
their power to make the meeting a 
success. Mrs. Stedman made a brief 
but interesting and encouraging 
talk on "Giving"; also addressed 
the members present on the purpose 
of the W. H. M. Society, and bearing 
on the ways and means of promoting 
interest among the members. 

"Giving from a Girl's Viewpoint" 
(leaflet), was read by the First Vice- 
President. Some of the members pres- 
ent expressed their interest in the 
Children's Home by sending boxes of 
supplies. This being the most im- 
portant question before the Society, it 
was decided to make up a box of sup- 
plies most needed and send to the 
Children's Home in the early summer. 
At the beginning of our Society a new 
|but to be expected obligation fell upon 
us in the way of furnishing a parson- 
age for our pastor. This being the 
most important duty of the society, 
we, of course, very graciously rallied 
to the call. The pastor is living in 
the new parsonage now and the in- 
terior of it presents a comfortable 
appearance. Some could not take ac- 
tive part in this work, but all were 
given an opportunity, and to those 
who were engaged in this work we 
believe it has been a great step for- 
ward. The amount raised for local 
work since November, 1910, was $90. 
This is a proof that the members of 
this society have put their honest ef- 
forts into what they did. 

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Nothing on so large a scale has ever 
befors been attempted by the mission- 
ary women as the series of Jubilee 
meetings now in progress through all 
the larger cities of our country from 
the Pacific to the Atlantic Coast. To 
understand their real significance a bit 
of history is necessary. The story 
briefly told is as follows: 

In 1834 the Rev. David Abeel, a mis- 
siohwy returned from: China, first 
suggested in the home of Mrs. T. C. 
Doremus, of New York, that Christian 
women should unite to help the de- 
pressed women of the Orient. Mrs. 
Doremus's heart caught fire at once 
and a few eager spirits joined her in 
the attempt. But after the fashion 
then prevalent in China of destroying 
girl infants this new born preaher 
was put to death by the "Parent" so- 
ciety, the American Board of Foreign 
Missions, because "the women were 
stepping outside of their legitimate 
province." Nevertheless several inde- 
pendent societies of women were en- 
gagd in this purpose, and twenty-six 
years later in Mrs. Doremus's home, in 
1860, the Woman's Union Missionary 
Society § was organized, including all 
denominations. Hence this year of our 
Lord 1910 is the jubilee year for all 
woman's foreign missionary societies. 
The work and opportunity assumed 
such magnitude that independent so- 
cieties in the denominations were 
formed later, that of the Methodist 
Hpiscopal Church being organized in 
Boston in 1869. Since their organiza- 
tion the Methodist women have sent 
bi}er ten million dollars to the foreign 

At Atlanta, in 1878, the women of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
were organized, and have since sent to 
the foreign field nearly three million 

The light has risen in America as 
well as in China upon "women's legiti- 
mate province." Following the ecu- 
menical conference of missions held 
in Carnegie Hall, New York, in 1900, 
came the central committee on united 
study, an advance movement that has 
done more, perhaps, to create intelli- 
gent interest in foreign missions than 
any other human agency. It is from 
this central committee, of which Mrs. 
Henry W. Peabody is chairman, that 
the call came early in the summer to 
the women of all the churches from 
the Atlantic to the Pacific to unite in 
a jubilee of meetings, beginning Octo- 
ber, 1910, losing at floodtide in New 
York in April, 1911. Some have said, 
"Can we possibly do this great thing 
in so short a time?" But having been 
faithful through the years in that 
which is least, they were fully equal 
to the great thing when it arrived. 
They did not need the months of pre- 
paration required by the Laymen's 
Movement. The completeness of the 
women's organization provided the 
only medium needed. The success of 
this jubilee proves that we can work 
Presbyterians, Baptists, Lutheranshr 
together — Episcopalians, Methodists, 
Congregationalists — every creed forget- 
ting its differences and massing forces 
at the call of Jesns Christ to meet the 
need of His world. We must work 
together to prove our essential unity 
in Christ, to show to the uninterested 
women the power of our cause, which 
is greater than creed, and to lift up 
all together beaten and bruised woman- 

hood and childhood of non-christian 
lands. And this is the story' of the 
triumphal march from sea to sea to 
the music of the herald angel, "Behold, 
I bring you good tidings of great joy, 
which shall be to all people." 

The essential features of the plan 
thus far have been a strong local com- 
mittee of women in each place where 
a meeting is to be held; sub-commit- 
tees to attend to every detail of pre- 
paration, especial emphasis put upon 
the forming of prayer circles, with 
subjects for prayer outlined, recognis- 
ing that everything vital in the mis- 
sionary enterprise hinges upon prayer; 
enlisting the co-operation of the pul- 
pit, press and society leaders; a lunch- 
eon where the feast of food is simple 
and the flow of soul strong and im- 
pelling: preliminary gatherings in pri- 
vate houses; denominational rallies 
and a great evening mass meeting; 
everything thrilling with the electric- 
current of thought and action of this 
progressive age. The moving force 
of this extraordinary movement, hu- 
manly speaking, is Mrs. Helen Bar- 
rett Montgomery and the missionaries 
and other speakers traveling from 
place to place with her. 

The nature of the meetings is not 
in celebration of what has been ac- 
complished during the past fifty years 
— not a looking back so much as a fac- 
ing of the future infinite in possibili- 
ties in view of present-day urgent 
opportunities. No effort is made to 
raise money for the movement itself, 
but each denominational rally is asked 
to pledge something for their own 
work in addition to the pledge to their 
Board for the year. The expectation 
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The first meeting in Oakland, Col., 
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we cannot imagine a way. And yet we 
suppose ourselves to believe in an in- 
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ARY 29, 1911 

Jehoshaphat's Good Reign In Judah.- 
2 Chron. 17: 1-13 

Golden Text — But seek ye first his king- 
omd, and his righteousness; and all these 
things shall be added unto you. Matt. 6: 

The Good Son of a Good King 

Jehoshaphat had a father who was num- 
bered among the goods kings of Judah. 
Jehoshaphat walked in his father's foot- 
steps. Something of value had been given 
him through heredity, and he made the 
most of it. 

Heredity is really just an opportunity. 
If the hereditary currents which move 
through a man's life are evil it is a 
bad opportunity. If the hereditary influ- 
ences which well up within a man's life 
are noble it is a good opportunity. Hered- 
ity is like a bank account. Something is 
deposited to a man's credit, but he must 
sign the check and he must cash it. 
Many a man refuses to sign the check. 

The best thing about Pehoshaphat was 
his personal intention of goodness. That 
he did not inherit. This was his own. 
Then he took the good which came 
through heredity and filled it with per- 
sonal meaning. Looking over his father's 
reign, he saw the best things about the 
policy and appropriated them. Taking 
the qualities which were his because he 
was his father's son, he filled them with 
his own eagerness for what was good, and 
so at last all which came to him through 
heredity was personalized. 

The great question about a man's hered- 
itary tendencies is what the man does 
with them. By a process of repudiat- 
ing some and allying himself with others 
he makes his own character. If he re- 
pudiates the good tendencies and allies 
himself with the evil ones he becomes 
a bad man. If he repudiates the evil 
tendencies and allies himself with the 
good ones he becomes a good man. He 
must choose. 

There is a sense in which e man's an- 
cestors provide him with the battles he 
must fight, but the man himself chooses 
the side for which he will do battle. He 
chooses the flag under which he will 

It was not a matter of course that Je- 
hoshaphat would follow his father in the 
best things of his life. In exactly Jehos- 
haphat's situation many a young man has 
done the apposite thing. It is to the praise 
of this king that he himself decided to 
be a good man and then brought to his 
service the best which came to him 
through heredity and environment. You 
cannot account for Jehoshaphat by means 
of Asa. The central factor was Jehosha- 
phat himself. 

Loyalty to Jehovah. 

The fact which is forced upon our minds 
most earnestly is Jehoshaphat's loyalty 
to Jehovah. He walked in the ways of 
Jehovah and he put away old abomina- 
tions. There are these two aspects to 
every good life. The positive aspect is 
the seeking to fill one's life with obedient 
activity. Thelization of God's will In 
human affairs is the world's great task. 
Every man is king or a certain realm; 
he is master of the territory of his own 
life; and in this realm the man who 
takes piety seriously, the man who under- 
stands that religion is not merely an 
emotion, but is also a program, is trying 
to practice the will of God. All of his 
inner life is enriched because his religion 
is constantly brought to a practical test. 
It must eventuate in noble activity. It 
must crystallize into earnest and helpful 
relations with men. The little kingdom 
of his life is to be ruled for God. 

The negative aspect of a life of genuine 
and practical piety is also essential. God- 
liness and reformation are not far apart. 
The man of dynamic religious life will 
also be a reformer. There are always 
old evils to be banished. Weeds and wild 
growths have an amazing way of spring- 
ing up and growing luxuriantly in the 
wide plains of a man's life. Eternal vigil- 
ance is the price not only of liberty but 
also of goodness. 

It is a little easier to see the evils which 
need to be weeded ■ out of society than 
the evils which need to be weeded out 
out of our own lives. But a man's real 
kingdom, the place where he comes near 
being an absolute monarch, is his own 
soul; and the man who keeps watching 

for the evils which appear there with 
such sly cunning, and who banishes them 
on sight, will be the man of truest power 
to serve society in its great battles with 

The practical expression of loyalty to 
Jehovah in the following after good and 
the overthrow of evh was the outstand- 
ing characteristic of Jehoshaphat's reign, 
as it is reflected in the lesson which we 
are studying. The same practical 'out- 
put of godliness is the very hope of the 
Church today. 

The Religious Education of the People. 

We are told that Jehoshaphat seriously 
set himself about the work of religious 
education. He sent out men adequately 
equipped to teach the people what it was 
which God actually demanded of them. 
The secular and the religious leaders of 
the nation combined in this campaign 
of religious education. Princes and 
priests and Levites worked together. It 
was a far-reaching work, taking in all 
the cities of Judah and meeting the peo- 
ple directly. 

The problem of religious education is 
one of the gravest of modern life. In 
our own country it must always be viewed 
in the light of the separation of Church 
and state, but it must be faced, - and it 
must be studied with a deeper sense of 
its importance and urgency than has 
frequently characterized its discussion 
for the sake of the things dearest and 
most sacred in our country's life. 

Four principles stand out with sufficient 
clearness when we face the matter 
frankly: First, if we are to save Ameri- 
ca from secularization the religious as- 
pects of education must not be neglected 
in the training of the young. Secondly, 
while the right of religious freedom must 
not for a moment be forgotten or ignored, 
all those ethical and religous truths which 
are common to Protestants and Roman 
Catholics and Jews ought to be vigorously 
enforced in the public schools. The maxi- 
mum amount of emphasis on the funda- 
mental sanctions of morals and religion 
which can be made without unfairness 
to some element of the school's constitu- 
ency ought always to be found. And 
in places where the constituency is fairly 
homogeneous in matters of religion it 
is surprising how much an emphasis of 
these things may be made without dis- 
satisfaction or protest. The atmosphere 
of all public schools should be one of real 
reverence. That should be insisted upon 
by the Protestant, the Roman Catholic 
and the Jew. The third principle re- 
garding religious education which will 
have increasing place in discussions in 
America is that what the public schools 
does not do the individual denominations 
and the individual churches must do. 
Training in the Sunday schools 
lifted to the standard of intellectual effici- 
ency and adequacy of presentation which 
characterizes the secular work of public 
schools, and the curriculum must be 
comprehensive enough to make the train- 
ing deserve the name of religious educa- 
tion. The fourth principle is that a new 
sense of the Christian home as a school 
of the profoundest power and the most 
far-reaching influence must be brought 
to all parents. The training of the peo- 
ple in respect of their thought of God 
and their relations to Him is now seen 
to be vastly more important than even 
the enthusiastic King Jehoshaphat felt 
it to be. 

External Prosperity. 

The result of Jehoshaphat's reign of 
practical godliness, the chronicler informs 
us, was the great external prosperity 
of the kingdom. In the long run there 
is no creator of wealth like goodness. In 
the long run there is no destroyer of 
wealth like wrong-doing. Of course in 
the case of multitudes of individuals 
goodness and opulence are not synony- 
mous, and perhaps it is just as well for 
the purposes of the development of un- 
selfishly noble character; but if we look 
at the matter in large relations it is easy 
to see that with the uplift of morals 
and religion in a country, with the result- 
ing increase of industry and faithfulness, 
with the new mental stimulus and zest 
in work which follows, and with the 
decrease of the dreadful waste which 
comes from the indulgence in vice, a new 
period of prosperity is brought about. 

Reading in this large way, we see that 
morals have a great value in the markets 
of the world. The religion which makes 
new men creates new values of which 
even trade lists must take account. It 
is even true that in the cases of indi- 
viduals many a man whose name has had 
a real place In the world of trade has. 

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All vege- 
A gentle laxative 
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Follow his advice. He certainly knows best. 

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natural instinct with farmer*— but the question is: 
"Have you taken caro to get the best, and is your 
land yielding to Its fullest capacity?" 

Planters Soluble Guano 

Has for many years maintained the highest stand- 
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the cotton plant, thereby producing ana Increased 
yield, with large, full bolls of A-l cotton. COM- 

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are no experiment, and you are sure of results 
when you use tbem. They are properly mixed and 
graded for various crops and varying soil condi- 
tions— they stand the test where others fall. Wo 
use Soluble Fish Ammonia — the highest priced— 
but the best. See thatour trade mark is on each bag. 


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Charleston, S* C. 

Gibbes "Heavy Duty" 
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New Design, Heavy Duty, Balanced Valve, 
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been saved from devastation and ship- 
wreck and given the qualities which made 
him a success in business through the 
religious experience which was the most 
important fact of his life. Ail this may 
sound somewhat utilitarian, but there is 
no need of being afraid to recognize the 
practical as well as the spiritual benefits 
of religion where it is widely applied; 
and in truth, if the man of external suc- 
cess is not coarsened by his success, but 
remains a man of simple piety, the master 
and not the slave, of his possessions — 
the master of his wealth because he is 
the servant of Christ — he may have a 
great place in Christian service. The 
man who knows "how to abound" with- 
out having his deeper life choked by his 
abundance, is one of the most potent 
foes of that materialism which threatens 
our modern life. — New York Christian 


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Aseptic Tubes, 25c, $1.00. Eye Books 
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Box of Larks rheumatic remedy will be 
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January 26th, 1911. 



The Farm and Garden 


The people of this section are just 
beginning to realize what a great op- 
portunity they have for increasing 
their wealth in the development of 
great commercial orchards. In the 
vicinity of Mount Airy there are a 
number of young orchards, including 
the Coveland, in Patrick county, Va., 
which is just coming into bearing and 
is said to be the finest orchard in this 
section of the South, and the Sparger 
orchard, near Mount Airy which is to 
be one of great possibilities in the near 
future. The Mount Airy Orchard Co., 
under the management of a regular 
joint stock company, is situated about 
twelve miles west of Mount Airy, in 
Surry county. This company has 500 
acres on the Fulcher Mountain, all of 
which is available for orchards. Five 
years ago when the company began 
operations this was all in virgin for- 
est. They now have over 4000 apple 
trees from three to five years old, be- 
sides several hundred peach trees. 
They are now clearing for another 
large planting of apple trees in March. 
When fully developed this will be one 
of the greatest orchards in all the 
South. Mr. John A. Young, of Greens- 
boro, the president of the company, 
admits that, at this stage, the grow- 
ing trees are fully up tp those of the 
Coveland, and it would sound almost 
fabulous to give an estimate of the 
possible output of this orchard when 
it is fully developed. 

A late issue of the Rural New York- 
er, a farm paper that gives much at- 
tention to horticultural subjects, says: 

"The apple crop in Augusta county, 
Virginia, was very good this year; 
13,042 cars of apples were shipped, 
aggregating 248,170 Barrels, at an es- 
timated value of about $600,000. This 
is only the beginning of the real apple 
industry in that part of Virginia. Up 
to within a few years ago very little 
spraying was done, and the scale 
and other Insects had begun to injure 
the orchards. The Virginia Horticul- 
tural Society, through its campaign for 
better fruit started a great interest 
in spraying and thorough care, with 
the result that large quantities of in- 
secticide have been used, fine fruit 
turned out, and what is better, a great 
interest developed. At the next meet- 
ing of the Horticultural Society in 
Roanoke January 11 to 13, there will 
be a hard competition for the prize 
of the best five boxes of fruit, and 
everything indicates a wonderful de- 
velopment of Virginia orcharding." 

not overlook in making your choice. 

For instance, if there are a half 
dozen or more breeers of one breed 
at a certain point the buyers will go 
there to buy in preference to a place 
■where there are but one or two herds 
of the bTeed desired; for they know 
the larger number of herds give bet- 
ter chances for satisfactory selection. 

We do not need any new breeds, 
nor is there any necessity for any one 
to try to educate the public to like a 
breed not now popular. Any of the 
pure breeds are all right, if good in- 
dividuals are selected, so you had 
better breed what the most people 
want rather than try to educate them 
to what you think they ought to 
want. It is an expensive business, 
creating a new demand for any ar- 
ticle. Supplying a demand already 
in existence, with an article of the 
best quality, is usually much more 
profitable. — Progressive Farmer. 



The Southern farmer who is just 
starting the breeding of live stock 
should avoid the popular Southern er- 
ror of trying to find some new breed, 
of one little grown in his State or 
section. Many seem to think that the 
raising of a breea little grown in 
their State will tend to give them a 
hotter Liniket, because of freedom 
from competition. No greater mis- 
take was ever made. The new breed- 
er of piire-1 red live stock should en- 
cieavor to secure tht; most popular 
breed. The more people there are 
bieedii.g a certain breed in your 
State or neighborhood, the greater 
reason jou should selet that breed. 
The advertising which has been done 
by the other breeders and the popu- 
larity and reputation of the breed are 
all valuable assets which you should 

Tn the past the pork made in the 
South [has cost too much, because 
largely made on high-priced corn in 
a dry lot, and now we fear some of 
our people are going to the other ex- 
treme and are making it on feeds as 
much too rich in protein, for the best 
results, as corn is too rich in carbo- 
hydrates or starch. 

In other woyds, it is not best to fat- 
ten the pigs on peanuts, cowpeas or 
soy beans alone. To balance these 
feeds roquire some feed rich in car- 
bohydrates or starches and sugars. 
Corn is probably the best for this pur- 
pose, and good hogs on peanuts, 
cowpeas or soy beans will pay a good 
price for a small amount of corn. 

For instance the proportion of pro- 
tein to carbohydrates and fats re- 
quired by fattening hogs is not far 
from 1 to 6 and it will be of interest 
to note the proportions which exist 
in the feeds named. 

Soy beans — 1 of protein to 1.9 car- 
bohydrates and fats. Cowpeas — 1 to 
3.1. Peanuts — 1 to 4. Corn — 1 to 

It will be seen that these legumes 
form a ration as much out of balance 
as is the corn. They may be cheaper 
and, therefore, the loss in feeding 
these alone may not be so great as 
when corn alone is fed, but neither 
form a properly balanced ration and 
neither should be used alone. It is 
when such feeds are properly com- 
bined that the largest and cheapest 
gains will be made. Don't waste 
feeds alone, but use about one-fourth 
or one-third corn and the remainder 
of the ration these legumes gathered 
by the hogs themselves, and the best 
good feed by using either class of 
results will be obtained. 


In this day of world ideas and move- 
ments it may not be amiss to call at- 
tention to the necessity of one's doing 
his level best and making a complete 
job of it in his own little field. — Chris- 
tian Instructor. 

After 10 Years' of Suffering, Showman 
Finds Relief in Tetterine. 

"I have been troubled with a severe 
case of Tetter for ten years. In Colum- 
bia last week a druggist recommended 
Tetterine. I bought a box; it gave me 
relief, so I bought another and am en- 
tirely well." Lew Wren, Chicago. 

Tetterine cures Eczema, Tetter, Itching 
Piles, Ring Worm and every form of 
Scalp and Skin Disease. Tetterine 50c, 
Tetterine Soap 25c. Tour druggist, or 
by mail from the manufacturer, The 
Shuptrine Co., Savannah, Ga. 



One of the things 
a man has to ob- 
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can achieve any 
large success in 
this world is to 


The Bell Tele- 
phone service 
helps you do 
that very thing 
It is the FIRST 
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Is the greatest time and money saver ever offered 
the farmer. It places the countryman in direct com- 
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economizing time and money, and a God-send to the 
ladies socially inclined. Keep abreast with progress 
and put in a telephone! 


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Southern Bell Telephone & Tel. Co. \ 

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7v The Origin of Roystcr Fertilizers. 

Mr. Royster believed that suc- 
cess awaited the Manufacturer of Fer- 
tilizers who would place quality 
above other considerations. This 
was Mr. Royster's idea Twenty- 
seven years ago and this is his 
idea to-day; the result has been that 
it requires Eight Factories to supply 
the demand for Royster Fertilizers. 











January 26th, 1911. 

Our Children's 
Home Department 

Conducted by H. A. Hayes 


Putting gladness into the heart of 
a child is better than building libraries 
or endowing universities. 

If there * is any loss comparable 
to the loss of faith in God, it is the 
child's loss of its mother; if there 
is any cry more pitiable than that 
of a lost soul, it is the bitter night 
cry of the orphan child. If there is 
any loneliness greater than that which 
our Saviour experienced in Geth- 
semane, it is the loneliness of the child 
who has no father or mother. 

Rev. T. F. Marr, D. D., President, 

Rev. N. R. Richardson, Vice-President, 

Mount Pleasant 

G. F. Ivey, Secretary Hickory 

J. A. Glenn Winston-Salem 

G. L. Hackney Asheville 

C. H. Ireland Greensboro 

Rev. H. K. Boyer, D. D Charlotte 

Rev. Harold Turner Statcsville 

J. L. Nelson Lenoir 

J. K. Norfleet Winston-Salem 

S. L. Rogers Raleisrh 

Walter Thompson Concord 

James A. Gray, Treas Winston-Salem 

Rev. J. P. Rodgers, Financial Agent. 


H. A. Hayes, Supt Winston-Salem 


Had I no little feet to guide 

Along life's toilsome way, 
My own more frequently might slide, 

More often go astray. 

But when I meat my baby's eyes, 

At God's own bar I stand, 
And angels draw me toward the skies 

While baby holds my hand. 

— McMaster. 


We are making the ground ready 
for the foundations for our first per- 
manent building. The brick and other 
building materials are being provided, 
and just as soon as the weather will 
permit the work on the building will 

How glad we shall be when we can 
provide room for some of the little 
ones who are sadly in need of our 
help. This new building will provide 
room for twenty-five children. Sure- 
ly we ought to erect at least two 
such buildings during this year of 
grace, 1911. 

Those who have subscribed to our 
building fund are earnestly requested 
to pay their subscription promptly. 
Those who have not subscribed to 
this fund should hasten to have a 
part in this good work. Write to 
Rev. J. P. Rodgers, Agent Children's 
Home, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

"He gives twice who gives quickly." 



JAN. 21st, 1911. 

A. B. Hundley, Cedar Hill, $5.00; 
Mr. R. W. Rice, Baltimore, Maryland, 
$36.00; Miss Merrie Richardson, 
Greensboro, $5.00; Spencer Church, 
$3.87; Mt. Zion Church, Cornelius, 
$4.66; R. J. Bush, Lenoir, $50.00; Pat- 
ton's Church, Franklin, $2.00; A Friend, 
$30.00; Subscriptions to Children's 
Homo Record, $7.75. Total, $144.26. 

Typical Cases. 

Almost every day we have brought 
to our attention new cases of want 
and suffering. It is hard to believe 
that so much need among little child- 
ren can exist in this land of plenty 
and Christian civilization. '"Tis true, 
'tis a pity; pity 'tis, 'tis true." 

During this week we have learned 
of the following cases: 

1. Two girls, 9 and 11, mother dead, 
father in jail, no one to provide for 
them, nowhere to go. 

2. Boy 8, girl 6, fatherless, mother 
in the State Hospital, no known rela- 
tives, children provided for temporari- 
ly by strangers who refuse to keep 

3. Girl, eleven; parentless, living 
with uncle who by false statements 
has secured work for her in cotton 
factory and who appropriates her earn- 

4. Girl, 12; fatherless, mother im- 
moral, working in, tobacco factory 
where the air is filled with curses by 
the foreman and workers. 

5t Girl, 5; parentless, nameless, a 
beautiful and intelligent child, cared 
for by woman of bad repute. 

But there is no room in the inn. 


By every token we should consecrate 
ourselves and our wealth to the re- 
demption of childhood. Within the 
child lies the hope of the future, and 
the saving of the child means the sav- 
ing of the world. 

21st, 1911. 

Our waiting list contirfues to grow. 
We have lost count of the number, 
and it is a heart-breaking proposition 
to go back over the list again. 

Forest City Charge. 

Forest City: C. M. Roberson, $5.00; 
J. C. Lowrance, $5.00; Mrs. Ella J. 
Clyde, $5.00; L. B. Reid, $5.00; Jones 
Riser, $2.00; J. C. King, $10.00; C. M. 
Martin, $5.00; R. V. King, $10.00; A. 
C. Harris, $10.00; R. K. Harris, $5.00; 
E. G. Harris, $2.00; R. E. Biggerstaff, 
$5.00; Rev. J. F. Moser, $10.00; R. S. 
Webb, $5.00; J. H. McGinnis, $1.00; 
C. C. Moore, $5.00; Fred E. Webb, 
$5.00; Mrs. Dr. G. P. Reid, $5.00; Pleas- 
ant Grove Church, $5.95; Carr Rhine- 
hardt, $5.00. Gilkie: Miss Eva Dog- 
gett, $1.00. Rutherfordton R. 2: Miss 
Ollie Carpenter, $5.00. Rutherfordton 
R. 1: Miss Ollie Moore, $5.00; G. H. 
Blanton, $5.00; W. A. Johnson, $5.00. 
Rutherfordton: A. C. Moore, $10.00. 
Forest City R. 3: O. H. Carpenter, 

Broad River Charge. 

J. W. Griffin, Forest City, $25.00; 
Mrs. J. L. McNeer, Rutherfordton, 
$5.00; H. B. Doggett, Forest City, $5.00. 


Ton may be laying up for your- 
Mlvoa Muoh future Buffering, by not 
treating yeur ailments promptly, (be- 
fore they have a chance to become 
chronic), with that well-known female 
remedy , Wlna of Cardul, — about which 
you have ■• often heard. 

Look ahead, and plan for a healthy, 
happy Ufa, hy preventing female 
trouble from getting a foothold. 

Try If that famous medicine, Cardul, 
which haa helped so many others, will 
help yon. 

For young girls just entering Into 
womanhood and young ladies whose 
life duties hare net long begun, Cardul 
la often of Tital Importance, giving 
them strength for dally tasks. 

Read what Mrs. Mary Hudson, of 
Eastman, Miss., says about her young 
sister: "While staying with me, and 
going to school, my young sister was 
In terrible misery. I got her to take 
a few doses of Cardul and It helped 
her at once. 

"I hare taken Cardul myself and be- 
lieve I would hare been under the 
clay, If It had not been for that won- 
derful medicine. 

"Now I am In hotter health than In 
three years." 

rry Cardul 

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most obstinate caseB cured in the pri- 
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Samach Troubles 

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Morven Charge. 

Morven: Hugh Johnson, $10.00. 
Morven R.! Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Gener- 
ette, $10.00; T. L. Robinson, $5.00. 

Prospect Charge. 

Monroe R. 4: Rev. G. C. Brinkman, 
$5.00; W. K. Wyant, Cincinnati, Ohio, 
$1.00. Total $212.95. 


• Rev. G. C. Brinkman, $5.00; T. L. 
Robinson, $5.00; Mr. and Mrs. G. L. 
Generette, $10.00; Hugh Johnson, 
$10.00; Miss Eva Doggett, $1.00;, Carr 
Rhinehardt, $5.00; Pleasant Grove 
Church, $5.95; Mrs. Dr. G. P. Reid, 
$5.00; Fred B. Webb, $5.00; C. C. 
Moore, $5.00; E. G. Harris, $1.00; R. 
K. Harris, $2.50; W. K. Wyant, $1.00. 
Total, $61.45. 

Paid on Former Subscriptions. 

Greensboro: D. W. Bagley and Son, 
$1.00; E. A. Rives, $2.50; A. D. Beck- 
ham, $3.00; I. M. Reynolds, $1.00; Miss 
Mary Hines, $1.25; J. Ed. Albright, 
$2.50. Shelby: W. C. Whisnant, $10.00; 
Chas. P. Wilkins, $5.00; Lee & Miller, 
$2.80. Mt H^olly: L. J. Rhyne, $5.00; 
Buren Howard, $5.00; Miss Essie Ran- 
kin, $5.00; T. L. Walker, Winston- 
Salem, $5.00; Misses Kerr, Asheville, 
$5.00; W. E. Owen, Caroleen, $5.00; 
W. P. Dunlap, Wadesboro, $2.50; Mr. 
and Mrs. G. G. Ray, Charlotte, $25.00; 
Miss Mollie Cottrlel, Caroleen, $5.00; 
H. Lee Lazenby, Salisbury, $5.00; J. E. 
Perryman, High Point, $2.00; M. C. 
Honeycutt, Burnsville, $5.00; Miss Jen- 
nie Barber, Henrietta, $1.00; Miss Mat- 
tie Coppedge, Wadesboro, $10.00; Geo. 
H. Hauser, Bethania, $50.00 j„ J. W. 
Norman, Leaksville, $25.00; Chas. W. 
Rankin, Concord, $5.00; G. W. Potts, 
Advance, $5.00; W. H. Dahbs, Polk- 
ton, $5.00; J. W. Dabbs, Polkton, $2.00; 
F. I. Devereux, Spencer, $5.00; T. B. 
Ebbs, Hot Springs, $12.50; J. H. Leckie, 
Wilkesboro, $5.00; Total, $229.05. 


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Quarterly Meetings 

D. Atkins, Presiding Elder, 
Weavervilie, N. C. 

Marshall Jan. 28. 29 

Fairview, Sharon Feb. 4, 5 

Tryon and Saluda, Saluda Feb. 11, 12 

Flat Rock Feb. 12, 13 

Central Feb. 19 

Bethel Feb. 19 

Haywood Street Feb. 26 

North Asheville Feb. 26 

Jas. R. Scroggs, Presiding Elder. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Weddington, Wpddington Jan. 29 

Waxhaw, Wax haw Jan. 30. 31 

Polkton, Polkton Feb. 4, 5 

Matthews, Matthews ...;.p. m., Feb. 5, 6 

J. E. Gay, Presiding Elder. 
Franklin, N. C. 

Tomatlo and Peach Tree, Tomatlo, 

Jan. 28, 29 

Hiawassee Ct., Ranger Feb. 4, 5 

Murphy Station Feb. 5, 6 

Hayesville Ct.. Oak Foest Feb. 11, 12 

Webster Ct., Cullowhee Feb. 18, 19 

Glenville Ct., Nortons Feb. 25, 26 

W. R. Ware, Presiding Elder. 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Pleasant Garden Ct., Rehoboth, 

Jan. 28, 29 

Greensboro, Walnut St Jan. 29, 30 

Liberty Ct., Liberty Feb. 4, 6 

R. M. Hoyle, Presiding Elder. 
Shelby, N. C. 

Rutherfordton, Rutherfordton ...Jan 28, 29 
Thermal City, at Thermal City, 

Jan. 31, Feb. 1 

Green River, Bethlehem Feb 4, 6 

Broad River, Tanner's Grove.. Feb. 11, 12 

Forest City, Forest City Feb. 18, 19 

Cliffside, Oak Grove Feb. 25, 26 

Henrietta and Caroleen at Henrietta at 
night Feb. 24, 26 

R. M. Taylor, Presiding Elder. 
Mount Airy, N. C. 

Yadkinville, Longtown Jan. 28, 29 

Pilot Mountain, Pinnacle Feb. 4, 5 

Jonesville, Jonesville Feb. 11, 12 

EJkin Feb. 12, 13 

M. H. Vestal, Presiding Elder. 
North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Elk Park, Elk Park Jan. 28, 29 

Watauga, Valle Crucis Feb. 4, 5 

North Wilkesboro Ct., Union.. Feb. 18, 19 

Wilkes Ct., Adley Feb. 25, 26 

Wilkesboro Sta. Feb. 11, 12 

J. C. Rowe, Presiding Elder. 
Salisbury, N. C. 

Gold Hill, Gold Hill Jan. 28, 29 

East Spencer, North Main Jan. 29, 30 

Salem Feb. 4, 5 

Woodleaf Ct., Woodleaf Feb. 11, 12 

Bethel— Big Lick, Bethel Feb. 18, 19 

New London, New London ...Feb. 25, 26 

S. B. Turrentlne, Presiding Elder. 
Shelby, N. C. 

Belwood, St. Peter's Jan. 28, 29 

Polkville, Rehoboth Feb. 4, 5 

Cherryville, St. Paul's Feb. 11, 12 

South Fork, Ebenezer Feb, 18, 19 

Lincoln Ct., Marvin Feb. 25, 26 


E. L. Bain, Presiding Elder, 
Statesvllle, N. C. 

Davidson Jan. 28, 29 

Mooresville Jan. 29, 30 

W. H. Willis, Presiding Elder. 
Waynesvllle, N. C. 

Sulphur Springs, Laurel Hill... Jan. 28, 29 

Mills River, (Chapel) Feb. 4, 5 

Brevard Circuit Feb. 11, 12 

Brevard Station Feb. 11, 12 

T. F. Marr, Presiding Elder. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Lin wood Jan. 28, 29 

Lexington Jan. 29, 30 

Jackson Hill Feb. 4. 5 

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VOL. LVI .— No. 5 

Soul Saving 

The pulpit was never more intelligent than 
it is now. There are more college graduates in 
the ministry than at any previous period in 
the history of the world. There are more 
churches, greater facilities, larger resources and 
more numerous agencies, but for some reason 
the increase of converts is painfully small, and 
out of proportion with the agencies employed 
to accomplish it. What is the matter? Is the 
intense personal interest in men lost in the or- 
ganization and machinery of the church? Do 
we depend upon the methods, when we should 
wrestle with the Spirit, and with passionate 
interest plead with the individual? We have 
seen evangelistic services in which the preacher 
declared the gospel with intelligence and per- 
suasiveness, but the Christian people did just 
what the sinners did. They sat and listened 
respectfully — and when the services closed they 
scattered to talk about all sorts of subjects ex- 
cept religion. There was apparently no anx- 
ious concern, no prayerful solicitude, no burn- 
ing desire for the salvation of others. 

In the old days of Methodism the preaching 
may not have been as intellectually strong as 
it is now, but there was the importunate prayer, 
tha passionate appeal, the personal solicitude; 
and it was shared by the people, who went to 
their neighbors and friends, happy in the con- 
scious experience of their own salvation, and 
with passionate cries and tears impleading their 
relatives, neighbors and friends to join them in 
their journey to the skies. 

The preacher's sermon can be made effective 
by the devout sympathy and the active co-op- 
eration and the ardent interest of his people in 
the work of salvation. Men cannot be saved 
by machinery, nor in troops. The personal 
touch, the appeal to the individual, the loving 
solicitude for a soul, is what counts. When an 
unconverted man begins to ask, "Why are you 
so intensely concerned about me? Why do 
you pray for me and shed tears over me and 
appeal to me?" he will begin to feel that his 
religion demands consideration. That such a 
personal interest cannot be rejected nor ig- 

And after all, there are many people waiting 
for just such exhibitions of interest on the part 
of Christian people. Only the other day a very 
worthy Christian man told us that at a certain 
meeting some years before his conversion he 
sat in the church, saying to himself, Why don't 
some of these Christians come to me? He did 
not excuse himself for waiting because no one 
came, but he did say that his soul was hungry 
for the encouragement he then needed. And 
why not talk to a man about his soul? We 
do not hesitate to preach at him, why should 
we shrink from appealing to him ? If the Gos- 
pel is good news, we can carry nothing that 
will mean so much to him, or do him so much 

"Woe to them that are at east in Zion." The 
church must travail if souls are to be born. 

Nothing can be more distressing than ' ' a church ♦ ^^dvival meetings. ' ' Some have denounced 
asleep with dying sinners in her arms." Why ǤP 0 "&n most unsparingly, and some have insisted 
close the meeting at nine o 'clock ? A soul $ ^.pon it that they were the most important part 

worth praying for all night long. Effec' 
fervent prayer is as effective now as i, • y 
past period. Eevivals that bring men to re- 
pentence and faith are born of prayer. There 
has never been a Pentcost without prayer. As- 
bury and his preachers used to get up at four 
in the morning that they might spend two hours 
in prayer before breakfast. 

Dr. Maclaren tells a story about a little girl 
who went into a neighboring town, where there 
was a revival- She attended the meeting, and 
heard the story of the cross, and gave her self 
to Jesus. 

When she returned home she went to an old 
man who was a Christian and said to him: 

' ' Can 't we have a prayer meeting ? ' ' 

"We?" said he, "I don't know of another 
Christian in the district." 

"Well," said she, "you are a Christian and 
I am a Christian: and can't we have a prayer 
meeting ? ' ' 

''Well," said he, "we can say 'we' then." 

They did have a prayer meeting. The next 
day two or three more came. God answered 
their prayers, and now between twenty and 
thirty have found the Saviour. 

In this day of activity there is great danger, 
not of doing too much, but of praying too little 
for much work. These two — work and prayer, 
action and contemplation — are twin sisters. 
Each pines without the other. We are even 
tempted to cultivate one or the other dispro- 
portionately. Let us imitate Him who sought 
the mountain top as His refreshment after toil, 
but never left duties undone or sufferers unre- 
lieved in pain- Lord, teach us to pray. — Ex. 

Revival Meetings 

The time is here for the sounding of a call 
to revival work. We cannot dispense with it. 
Times and customs may change, but under all 
conditions the hearts of men yearn for the mes- 
sage of life and hope, and there will never be 
a time when the fervent appeal of the man of 
God, calling sinners to repentance, will not be 

Let the minister pray for a vision and let 
him crave what the Prophet craved, Isa. 6 :l-8, 
and it will do more to determine the question 
of personal duty than all the discussions of 
synod or conference. In fact, it is only by 
earnest prayer and a determination to follow 
up the signs that any pastor may be sure that 
he will make no mistake in his work as an 
evangelist. Taking this course he is sure to 
hear the call of the Master, sooner or later to 
launch out into the deep and let down the 

Eeferring to the importance of the revival 
meeting the Christian Guardian says: 

There have been many warm debates as to 
the value or uselessness of special religious ser- 
vices of the type known amongst us generally 

of the church's work. The discussion and the 
sober after-thought have helped to clear the 
air, and we have come to recognize that neither 
the extreme opponents nor the extreme advo- 
cates were right. The revival meeting has a 
distinct place and equally distinct limitations. 
The Presbyterian, in discussing the matter, 

SayS: J^J^M 
' ' One thing is certain — that people are often 

reached and turned to a new life by means of 
the special service who are apparently un- 
touched by the ordinary ministry. An able and 
earnest Canadian minister once told the writer 
how humbled he was when he saw people in 
his congregation, for whose spiritual welfare 
he had prayed' and whom he had longed and 
tried to influence for good, make a public con- 
fession for the first time in response to the 
appeal of a quiet uncultured revivalist." 

This is one of the facts which have helped 
the church to reach the more correct view as 
to the praper place and work of special reli- 
gious meetings. There is no doubt that often 
the conscientious pastor has done excellent 
work in teaching his people, and he has done 
absolutely indispensable work in creating a 
religious atmosphere which makes a successful 
revival possible, yet he has failed just where 
the revivalist succeeds, in bringing men to 
immediate decision. He has not been faithless 
nor inefficient, yet somehow his work has lacked 
just the touch needed to complete it. 

There is room for all learning and esthetic 
culture, for all ethical teaching, both individual 
and social, for the war slogan which shall arouse 
a slumbering church to battle with organized 
iniquity, and for the ministry of consolation 
for the weary and the sad, "but there is room 
and need also for something else — for the call 
of soul to soul, the cry of God's messenger 
warning men of judgment, and praying them, 
mayhap with tears, to be reconciled to God-" 
This appeal is needed. Whether it be made by 
the pastor himself, or by some other accredited 
man of God, some time, somehow, the appeal 
should be made. 

Nothing if Not Very Religious 

' ' The idea of temporal prosperity that per- 
vades the very atmosphere of our country has 
taken strong hold of the Church, and we are 
content with the temporal ease and numerical 
standing of the Church. 

"The Methodist Church is nothing in the 
world if it is not very religious. Its mission 
is to accomplish the spiritual uplifting of the 
people; in other words, to spread Scriptual 
holiness over the lands." It is organized for 
powerful religious action and to bring blessed 
spiritual results ; and when it fails of these and 
beeomes worldly-wise and aspires to great eccles- 
iastic power and manipulation, it has missed 
the mark. ' ' — Exchange. 



February 2nd, 1911. 


Entered according to the Postal Laws and Regu- 
lations in the postofflce in Greensboro, N. C, 
as mail matter of the second class. 


One year $1.50 

Six months 75 

To all preachers of the Gospel at $1.00 per year. 

All letters pertaining to business, and all com- 
munications should be addressed simply to the 
Greensboro, N. C. 


D. B. Coltrane, President Concord, N. C. 

Rev. J. R. Scroggs, Vice-President. .Charlotte, N. C. 

N. Li. Eure, Secretary Greensboro, N. C. 

W. G. Bradshaw High Point, N. C. 

T. C. Hoyle Greensboro, N. C. 



This week our Legislature will doubtless adopt 
a measure which will destroy the Near-beer nui- 
sance in the State. The fact that within a week 
two foul murders have occured about such 
places in the State, may help to make the majority 
in favor of the proposed legislation even more deci- 
sive than it would have been had these tragedies 
not occurred just now. The blood of these men 
slain as the result of the legalized existence of 
these drinking places, cries from the ground and 
it is already apparent that so far as Near-beer 
places are concerned this cry will not be in vain. 

But what of the club houses? Will people crazed 
with drink obtained through clubs and lockers be- 
have better than those who before imbibed through 
the accommodation of Near-beer joints. It is even 
now asserted that with the closing of Near-beer 
joints there will be a general organization of clubs 
in every community, which, according to a recent 
decision of the Supreme court, can have their lock- 
ers for individual members, and thus become if 
possible more abominable than open saloons them- 
selves. Petitions are being circulated and we urge 
our readers to sign them, looking to the enactment 
of a law that will prohibit clubs from giving shelter 
to the business. It will be harder to dislodge the 
evil from its refuge in the club, for the reason that 
certain social influences that would not dare de- 
fend the Near-beer joint will work hard to retain 
liquor in the club. 

Let all Christian citizens do their duty and let 
the petitions go in by the thousand. 


For some weeks there has been lying on our 
table a beautiful new book, bound in blue cloth 
and gold, Cashing out the tempting title "In the 
Nantahalas." The book has not been reviewed till 
now for the reason that we do not believe in at- 
tempting the absurd task of reviewing a book 
without first giving it a careful reading. This con- 
viction is emphasized the more in the present 
instance because the author of the book under con- 
sideration is Mrs. Metta Folger Townsend, a writer 
of no mean reputation and a literary critic of excep- 
tional qualifications. 

To say that we read the book at one sitting 
would mean much if the public really knew how 
hard we are to catch with literary bait of this 
variety. But it is even so. "Linda," the heroine 
of the story, the scene of which is laid in the 
Mountains of Western North Carolina, caught us in 
the first chapter, and we could neither eat nor sleep 
till we knew what came of her. The only disap- 
pointment, and one for which we shall always hold 
Mrs. Townsend responsible till she writes another 
volume as a sequel to this, is the failure to let 
us know what became of "Harry Turner" who is 
no less the hero than is "Linda" the heroine of 
this matchless stoiy. 

The whole story is one of real life much as it is 
to be found today among the people who inhabit 

these fastnesses so often caricatured as the land 
of squal id homes inhabited by a deg^nrate race 
known as "Mountain Whites." The characters in 
the story are real folks, not one of them nine feet 
tall, but only sufficiently exaggerated to make the 
story fascinating. Nevertheless, it is no rambling 
tale without a scheme or plot, but one In which the 
actor would find sufficient tragedy for a stage-play 
of the most thrilling interest. 

The public, especially those of us who come of the 
race known as "Mountain Whites," owe Mrs. Town- 
send a debt of gratitude for this faithful portrai- 
ture of our people, a people largely uncontaminated 
by the vices of a more refined, yet godless, civiliza- 
tion, well represented by "Telfair Ledroix," another 
of the characters figuring prominently in this story. 
In fact there is not a character in the book that is 
not familiar to the reader and true to nature, and 
while it belongs to that class of literature known as 
fiction it may well be labeled, "a true story." 

As to the literary cast of the book it is only neces- 
sary to say that it is written in the author's most 
fascinating style and not a little of the charm of the 
book is in the literary form in which the story is 

If the reader really desires to add a genuine charm 
to the stock of books gracing the center table 
let him send $1.00 to Mrs. F. L. Townsend, Leaks- 
ville, N. C, and get a copy. 


One of the most significant events of recent oc- 
currence in this section of the South was the sub- 
scribing by the business men of Charlotte and vi- 
cinity of $300,000 to the stock of the Inter-urban 
lailway project which is being developed in connec- 
tion with the Southern Power Company. This has 
been followed by similar movements at Spartanburg 
and Greenville, S. C, and it is expected that Salis- 
bury and Greensboro and other places along the 
main line will follow with their share, so as to in- 
sure the speedy building of this line from Ander- 
son, S. C, to Durham in this State. In addition to 
this main line it is expected that several branch 
lines radiating from the different large centers 
along the line will be built and that, at no distant 
day, the whole Piedmont section of the two Caro- 
linas will be a net-work of trolley lines. Large 
capital is behind this movement and there is no 
doubt of its speedy consummation. The most op- 
timistic citizen of this country has scarcely dream- 
ed of what this means in the development of this 
section in the next quarter of a century. 

,; # * * * ' ' J li'lUi'l, 

A press dispatch from New York under date of 
January 24th, says: Appropriations aggregating 
$710,000 were made to ten universities and colleges 
at the eighth annual meeting of the General Edu- 
cation Board today. The gifts are conditional 
upon additional sums being raised by the institu- 
tons. Among the donations are: Fisk University, 
Nashville, Tenn., $60,000, and Randolph-Macon Col- 
lege, Ashland, Va., $50,000. 

In a meeting held in New York City a few days 
ago, a number of prominent leaders were discuss- 
ing the subject, "From the City to the Farm." 
Among the speakers was Dr. Josiah Strong, the 
well-known Sociologist and author. ,Dr. Strong 
does not seem to think the movement to make 
country life more attractive will have much effect 
on the trend of population toward the city. He 
says: "Many men are preaching today that if you 
make the country more attractive and put farming 
on a scientific basis you will revive interest in 
farming. That idea is absolutely fallicious. It is 
the demand for products of any kind which determ- 
ines the number of men who shall be engaged in 
their production or manufacture. By all means, let 
us improve farming conditions, but do not let us 
imagine for a minute that it will increase the num- 
ber of farmers. It will give the country a better 
class of farmers and that's all. You might as well 
try to dam Niagara as to stop that tide of population 
which is flowing cityward. It is inevitable. There 
is less demand for farm labor than there is in any 
other lines of industry. The family today does 
not eat any more than the family of a generation 
ago, but the members of today's family demand 
fifty times as many other things as our grandparents 
did. A man's income may jump from fifty to one 
hundred thousand dollars a year, but he doesn't 
eat up the other fifty thousand. His appetite and 

the appetite of his family have not grown, but his 
wife can put one million dollar's worth of diamonds 
on herself if his bank account is big enough and 
her taste is bad enough." 

» * * • 

During the next three months, the billboards of 
the United States will display 20,000 educational 
posters on tuberculosis, according to an announce- 
ment made today by the National Association for 
the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. This 
will conclude the campaign begun a year ago, when 
the National Billposters Association donated free 
space to the tuberculosis cause, the Poster Printers 
Association offered free printing and nine paper 
manufacturers gave the paper for the posters. The 
combined value of these several donations for this 
three-month campaign is nearly $100,000. 

* » * * 

The census bureau reports that cotton of the 
growth of 1910, ginned prior to January 1, aggregat- 
ed 11,087,442 bales, compared with 9,647,327 from the 
growth of 1909 and 12,465,298 from that of 1908. 
The percentage of the last two crops ginned to 
January 1 was 95.8 for 1909 and 95.3 for 1908. The 
amount ginned in North Carolina prior to January 
1 was 701,426 bales. 

* * * * 

The total silver production of the United States 
during 1910 is estimated at 56,000,000 fine ounces, 
of which Montana led, with 11,000,000, with Utah 
a close second. More than $96,000,000 in gold was 
mined in the United States during the year. Africa 
led the world, with more than $175,000,000. Aus- 
tralia was third, with $65,000,000. California led 
the States. 


I spent a recent Sunday with Rev. J. A. Bowles 
of Mt. Holly, and preached at Moore's Chapel and 
Ebenezer Churches to good congregations and re- 
turned to Mt. Holly in time to hear Dr. Turrentine, 
the presiding elder, preach that night. 

Bro. Bowles last year received 129 persons into 
the church on profession of faith. That was a fine 
record exceeding the number reported by any otaer 
pastor in the Conference. Rev. N. M. Modlin 
standing next highest having reported 114 on pro- 
fession. He is now planning to build a church at 
Belmont where we are in, great need of a house 
of worship, and the prospect is good for the suc- 
cess of the enterprise. In the Quarterly Conference 
the salary was increased 25 per cent, over that 
of last year. 

* * * * 

Our church at Cooleemee which ten years ago 
was a part of Davie Circuit, now has a membership 
of 317 and is one of our growing stations. Rev. 
W. Y. Scales, the pastor, recently held a gracious 
meeting and 43 persons were added to the member- 
ship and the church was greatly revived. The 
Sunday School has almost outgrown the Church 
building notwithstanding the fact that the church 
was enlarged to meet the growing needs of the 
school. A fine Sunday school is always sure to 
add strength to any church and the faithful work- 
ers hardly ever realize how much they can aid the 
pastor by active work among the scholars. 

* * * * 

It is always a pleasure to this scribe to visit 
Mocksville which is one of the finest communities 
in the world. I lived there for four years and 
learned to know the people well and regard them 
most tenderly. So last week I made a little visit 
to this good town. Rev. B. Margeson, the pastor, 
preaches to full houses and his pulpit ministra- 
tions are spoken of in very complimentary fashion 
by many of his parishioners. Rev. T. A. Boone 
also resides in Mocksville and his friends will be 
sorry to learn of his extreme feebleness. It was 
a rare privilege to visit this good man and hear 
him talk as only a saint can talk of the blessedness 
of the life of complete consecration. When I left 
him he said "tell the brethren that I am in per- 
fect peace." 

On Wednesday evening I conducted prayer service 
in the church where I formerly served as pastor, 
and enjoyed greatly this season of worship with 
old friends, but I was filled with sadness on ac 
count of the absence of some saintly souls who ir. 
the years gone by were faithful in their attendance 
but who have been transferred from the churci: 
to the church triumphant. 

February 2nd, 1911. 



What wondrous changes the years bring to every 
community, but we do not realize them until after 
long absence we return and see how age has crept 
upon many and death snatched others and car- 
ried them away. It is such comfort when contem- 
plating this subject of change to know that while 
the world and all things material shall pass away 
that all those who do the will of God shall live 

» • * * 

"To err is human." The proof reader fails to 
see many of his mistakes until it is too late to 
correct them. It has been said that the proof 
sheets of Webster's Dictionary were read by ex- 
perts sixty-four times before the book was pub- 
lished and even then errors were afterward dis- 

In reading the proof sheets of the Minutes every 
precaution is taken to eliminate the errors and every 
year we fail to find them all but the pastor who 
compares his original report with that published 
in the Minutes sees the defect if it can be seen 
and naturally wants it corrected. 

Brother Margeson writes that Mocksville station 
paid $34.00 to Education instead of $14.00 as re- 
ported, and $4.00 to Minute fund instead of nothing, 
as reported. 

Brother Eads, of China Grove, is a modest man 
and wants credit only for what he is due and he 
writes that the salary paid at China Grove last 
year was $357.00 instead of $457.00, as published. 

Rev. J. R. Warren, of Hayesville, desires it stated 
that, Hayesville Circuit has only 572 members in- 
stead of 672 as printed in the Minutes. 

Errors in the Minutes will continue to occur so 
long as fallible mortals attempt to do the work 
and we are always glad to make corrections when 
requested so to do. 

& i & '• ■ ' # 

The banquet given by the Trinity College Alum- 
ni in Charlotte last week was an event of great 
importance to the College. A large number of 
Trinity men and friends of Trinity attended and 
the speeches were of a very high order. Mr. James 
H. Southgate, the President of the Board of Trus- 
tees, was happy in his deliverance and held the 
crowd from start to finish. Dr. Plato Durham, in 
a brilliant speech, introduced the guest of the even- 
ing, Dr. W. P. Few, the President of /Trinity, ana 
Dr. Few delivered an address, which was classic 
in its style with great fervor and effect. It was 
regretted that Hon. W. D. Turner who had been 
chosen to act as toast master could not attend, but 
Mr. W. R. Odell, another loyal son of Trinity, who 
was present presided instead with grace and 

It was a great occasion and it is hoped that 
the Trinity Alumni in every centre of the State 
may, through this or oher means, have an Annual 
social reunion so that the Trinity spirit may be 
developed and maintained. 

* * * * 

"How sublime a thing it is to suffer and be 
strong." This is the test of faith and the triumph 
of faith. Blessed is the man who endures the 
test. I recall one such today. He is a hard-worked, 
conscientious and unappreciated man, who with 
the light before him is doing his best. He may 
have a mote in his eye. Happy is that man who 
has but one. That he makes mistakes he is free 
to acknowledge but he does want his brothers to 
be charitable toward him and give him credit for 
having honest motives. But he has a neighbor 
with a great long beam in his eye which enables 
him to so focus his vision that he can peer into 
the eye of this hard-worked brother and see the 
tiny mote hidden in the corner, and he can so 
concentrate his vision and his mind on the motes 
as to forget all about the beam in his own eye and 
be unconscious of the pain which the beam naturally 

The man with the tiny mote wonders why the 
neighbor does not flrjit^withdraw the beam so that 
he may see clearly, through the eye of charity. But 
in spite of- his censoriousness and lack of mercy 
shown by the beam-eyed man, the man with the 
mote is busy and contented in his work — too busy 
to worsy about criticism which he does not merit, 
but sorry all the same for the poor fellow who is 
blinded by prejudice, straining at gnats while he 
swallows camels, forgetting the weightier things 
of the law because he magnifies the tithing of 
anise and cummin. Ever since the Saviour spoke 
of the beam and the mote this critic has- been 

busy. He is generally an obstructionist, hypercritic- 
al, vainglorious, lost in his own conceit and full 
of all uncharity. But his inconsistencies are so 
glaring that his influence is largely circumscribed. 
If he would just heed the words of the Master 
he would remove the beam and then he would in 
love go to the help of the brother with the mote 
and remove it and thus produce two cures. 



— Rev. J. R. Scroggs, presiding elder of the Char- 
lotte District, visited in Winston-Salem last week. 

— The Board of Stewards, on last Thursday, de- 
cided to re-build the Methodist parsonage in 
Taylorsville. — Mountain Scout. 

— Mr. Geo. L. Culp, a faithful member of Trinity 
Church, Charlotte, died at his home near that city 
last Thursday. He leaves a wife and seven chil- 

— Miss Margaret McGowan, of Elm City, arrived 
Monday to succeed to the vacancy in the sixth 
grade of the Albemarle graded school. She is a 
sister of Miss Mary McGowan, teacher of fifth 
grade. — Albemarle Enterprise. 

— The quarterly meeting services were enjoyed 
very much by the congregation of the Methodist 
church last Sunday. The presiding elder, Rev. 
J. E. Gay, conducted the services. Mr. Gay is a 
good preacher and his sermons were good as usual. 
— Andrews Sun. 

— A letter from Rev. C. C. Brothers brings the 
good news that his health is very much improved 
and that he hopes to be able to return to the work 
in the Spring. Brother Brothers has many friends 
among our readers who will rejoice to learn of his 
improvement in health. 

— Mrs. Elizabeth Houston died at the home of 
her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Phifer, in tJainesville, Fla., 
last week and the remains were brought to her 
old home in Union county and buried in Monroe. 
She was the mother of Dr. W. C. Houston of Con- 

— Many friends of Miss Effie Jenkins, of this 
city, former Treasurer of the Woman's Home Mis- 
sion Society of our Conference, will regret ,to 
learn that she has been quite ill for the past two 
weeks. We trust she may soon be restored to 

— Excellent reports come to us from the Salisbury 
district where Rev. Dr. J. C. Rowe is serving his 
third year and making full proof of his ministry. 
Dr. Rowe is greatly esteemed as a preacher among 
all classes, especially among the people of his 
community where he began his . ministry. This 
prophet is not without honor in his own country. 

— Bishop John C. Kilgo will give a week to work 
in Florida in behalf of Southern College, beginning 
at Fort Meyers on February 12th. A great cam- 
paign is on in that Conference in the interest of 
Christian Education in general and especially of 
Southern, the Conference College. 

— The new church at Denton, in Davidson county, 
is growing rapidly. The congregation is planning 
for considerable improvement on their church by 
painting and other improvements which will make 
it more comfortable and attractive. Rev. J. P. 
Hornbuckle has taken hold of the work with zeal 
and the prospect is good for a year of progress. 

— Rev. J. F. Kirk, pastor of Central Methodist 
church, this city, on last Sunday morning preach- 
ed an exceptionably strong sermon taking for his 
subject, "Neighborliness." This young divine ap- 
plied the subject to practical life in a manner that 
marks him as one of the coming brilliant men 
of his church. — Mount Airy Leader. 

— Rev. A. L. Stanford, pastor of the First Metho- 
dist church, went to Norwood yesterday to visit 
friends. Mr. Stanford was pastor of the church 
at Norwood for three years and has many friends 
there. He will return to the city Friday or Satur- 
day. Rev. V. Y. Boozer will conduct prayer meet- 
ing at the Methodist church tonight. — Lexington 
Dispatch, Jan. 25th. 

— Rev. W. R. Ware, who is completing his first 
round in the Greensboro District reports the spirit 
of progress pervading the district generally. One 
evidence of this is the fact that some fourteen 
charges have made increased assessments for the 
support of the ministry amounting in all to about 
$1,800. One pastor in particular reports inspiring 
and interesting mid-week services with good at- 

— The new church at Gibsonville is nearing com- 
pletion and the congregation will likely be worship- 
ping in it some time in the early summer. This 
church will cost when completed about $5,000.00. 
The congregation is growing in size and especially 
in the spirit of liberality and will no doubt soon oe 
one of our most interesting congregations. 

— Rev. J. H. West, pastor of our church in Wades- 
boro, spent last Sunday at Mount Pleasant in Nash 
county, preaching at 11 o'clock and delivering an 
address on Christian Education at night, in the in- 
terest of Mount Pleasant High School which is lo- 
cated there, and of which his son is principal. 
Rev. J. J. Barker of Morven Circuit, filled the 
Wadesboro pulpit. 

— Irving B. McKay, of Rutherford College, has 
announced the following speakers for commence- 
ment of 1911: Rev. William A. Lambeth, Pastor 
West End Church, Winston-Saiem, will preacn the 
annual sermon. William Preston Few, Ph. D., 
President Trinity College, Durham, is to deliver 
the Literary Address. Rev. L. Berge Abernethy, 
Pastor of Canton Station, will give the Alumni 


See appointments in this issue for the second 
round. Will the pastors please invite their Mis- 
sionary Committees and church leaders to the 
quarterly meetings on Saturday — if necessary urge 
them to come? We will endeavor to make it help- 
ful and instructive to them. Where desired we 
will hold mass meetings in connection with the 
quarterly meetings. 

W. R. Ware. 


Dear Brother Blair: — I am sick today. I can't 
preach nor could I go to church, but have had 
some good reading: The religious experience of 
Horace Bushnell and your good editorial on organi- 
zation. You are right, why try, fail, and keep on 
trying to accomplish the task the Master left to 
the whole church with only a few of its members, 
and, in fact, ignore and neglect the great majority 
of the church. Wesley started us out with the 
entire membership in line at the pastor's side. 

If we had our great Southern Methodism organ- 
ized in classes directed by the pastor and church 
conference for intellectual and spiritual improve- 
ment of the members, and for bringing the un- 
saved to Christ and carrying Christ to the nations 
who have forgotten God, we could and would do 
more in five years than we can in twenty, divided 
as we are today; and 'it would be less work and 
worry to the pastor to organize the whole church 
than a part or rather many parts. 

But there are two difficulties in the way. You 
mention one. You say the class meeting was in- 
tended to be operated by converted men and women 
and they do not fit the other sort who have man- 
aged to get into the church. That is true, but it is 
also true that few managed to get into full member- 
ship through the class meeting unsaved. 

This Unitarian, handshake, card-signing method, 
which only forms a resolve to do better and follow 
Christ as an example, ignoring the fact that the 
sinner is helpless and cannot do good and also 
ignoring the Atonement, was never tolerated by 
the old class meeting. 

Then there is another difficulty in the way. The 
bases of these organizations would rather travel 
round, report to conferences and tell the preachers 
what to do than to meet in the class where hearts 
are searched. 

We are Methodists. Let us contend for the faith 
once delivered to the W,esleyan saints. 

Write again, and keep calling for the old paths 
until the hosts line up. 

R. M. Hoyle. 

Shelby, N. C. 

"Charity in the human soul is the golden gift from 
God's eternal thrfone. With it we Ishine with 
God's love, without it we are lost in the darkness 
and the gloom feeling not the warmth of His love 
and seeing not the glory of His Kingdom." 

* * * * 

"Though darkness overshadows our lives at times 
and hope fleeth away, yet one ray of God's sweet 
love will dispel the gloom and the world becomes 
a paradise." 



Following Bishop Cranston's Paper Before the Re- 
cent Session of the Methodist Joint Commission 
on Federation and Union. 

Mr. President: — I am very sorry that the Commis- 
sioners from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
are not in position at the present time to make a 
written statement of their views in regard to the 
matters that are brought up for consideration in 
the paper just read by Bishop Cranston for the 
Commissioners of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
But neither Bishop Wilson nor Bishop Denny could 
be with us at our meeting last night, and we were 
unwilling to take formal and definite action with- 
out their presence and help. Nevertheless, speak- 
ing for myself and representing what I believe to 
be the spirit of my Church, I am prepared to utter 
my mind with all freedom and, as I hope, with- 
out any trace of unchristian prejudice. It is my 
rooted conviction that the very first step toward 
securing a brotherly adjustment among the different 
bodies of American Methodists is to be found in a 
frank and full exhibition of the real difficulties that 
lie in the way of such a result. It ought to be 
possible for us to open our minds to one another. 
If we are too sensitive to listen to plain speech, 
then we are in no mood for fraternal negotiations; 
and the sooner we adjourn and go home, the better 
it will be. Were it possible for me to practice any 
evasion or reserve on so important an occasion 
as this is, then I should count myself utterly un- 
worthy of the great honor that my Church has 
bestowed upon me in sending me hither. 

Let me say, then, with all the courtesy that I 
can command, and yet with the utmost possible 
explicitness, that we are not in the least embar- 
rassed nor confused by your proposition for union. 
There was never a time in our history when we 
were unwilling to give due and proper consideration 
to any advances from our sister churches. In the 
very beginning of our separate history, and with- 
out waiting for the settlement of all outstanding 
differences, we sought honorable fraternity. Our 
offer, rejected in 1848, was never withdrawn, but 
remained open till 1874, when, to our very great 
joy, it was frankly accepted on the very terms 
that were originally attached to it. 

Twenty years later, thinking that the time had 
fully come for a still closer approachment, we orig- 
inated the scheme for federation, out of which 
much has already come, and to which we confidently 
look for still greater things. It will be a deep 
satisfaction to me till my dying day that in the pro- 
vidence of God I was a member of the special 
committee of the General Conference of 1894 which 
was appointed to deal with the whole matter, and 
that I wrote every word of the report which was 
adopted without the slightest modification by that 
body, and then passed on to the General Confer- 
ence of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

There is still another fact of history, not so well 
known, that also ought to be mentioned here. The 
convention of 1845, which completed the organiza- 
tion of our branch of the Church, passed a resolu- 
tion to the effect— I regret not having the exact 
words at my command— that the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church, South, would always be ready, under 
proper conditions to treat with the Methodist Episo- 
pal Church on the subject of reunion. It was not 
in the minds of the great men who composed that 
assembly to shut themselves up blindly against 
the developments of the future. They did not know 
what the future might bring forth, and they solemn- 
ly put themselves on record as being prepared to 
meet any fresh emergency in a rational and Chris- 
tian way. 

In line with their promise, and by the express 
direction of our General Conference that met in 
Ashville, N. C, during May of the current year, 
we are here present befdre God to hear and to 
weigh whatever offer you may have to make. It 
It is, indeed, a source of gratification to us to 
confer with men who manifest so much of the 
mind of Christ as you have done since we came 

While I am on this point, and to keep the history 
straight, I may as well add that the assertion so 
often printed and lately repeated by one of the 
leading journals and also by one of the bishops 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, that in the 
past we have time and again declined overtures 
for union, is absolutely without ioundation in fact. 
No such overture has ever at any time been pre- 
sented to us by anybody that had the slightest 
authority to do it. I am not at all unmindful that 
in the run of the years several fraternal messengers 

have rather gratuitously advised us to "come back 
to our mother;" but that is quite another story, 
and nowise contradicts the truth of what 1 have 
just said. Even now, my beloved brethren, it Is 
not a direct but only a constructive invitation that 
reaches us. Yet not wishing to give any occasion 
to the enemy to blaspheme, we have responded 
to it without hesitation. 

My own heart is most profoundly concerned for 
the real unity of American Methodism. Confronted 
as we are by a thousand open or secret foes of th< 
faith, it is a thing of supreme concern that we should 
array ourselves in solid columns and with unbroken 
front. If we are Christians, we must come to a 
perfect understanding and a harmonious co-opera- 
tion. Less than this is less than our Lord has a 
right to expect of us. Individually I do not shy 
even at "organic union." The phrase, like most 
other forms of speech, is an elastic one, and may 
mean one thing or may mean another. Of course 
I shall claim the right to put my own interpreta- 
tion on it. What that interpretation is will come 
out later. You need have no fear that I shall palter 
with words in a double sense. 

But if there is to be any closer union than now 
obtains, several things are necessary: 1. All the 
existing compacts, including those that were fram- 
ed by the Cape May Commission and those that 
have since been framed by the Joint Commission 
on Federation, must first be honored, not in the 
breach, but in the observance of them. It is not 
worth while to enter into any new covenants till 
we are ready, both in the letter and in the spirit, 
to observe the old ones. The church that is faith- 
less in one engagement will, if interest or con- 
venience require it, be faithless to another, and 
does not deserve to be trusted. If it be said in 
answer to this dictum, that General Conferences 
cannot always control the actions of their agents, 
nor enforce the terms of their own voluntary con- 
tracts, then it pnly remains to further affirm that 
General Conferences which are so impotent are 
practicing a fraud when they make such contracts. 
This language is perfectly general in its scope, and 
hits only those, but all those, who are in the way 
of it. Here I stand stubbornly, and from this 
position I will not budge an inch. 

2. Negotiations must not proceed upon the sup- 
position, express or implied, that denominationalism 
as such is schismatic or sinful. Schism, in the 
New Testament meaning of the word, is not separa- 
tion from a Church, but a chronic and malignant 
quarrel inside of it. Some Protestants, including 
a few Methodists, have actually stolen the argument 
of the Romanists and the High-Church Episcopal- 
ians concerning union, and are using it as if it 
were a new discovery. Do they not see that they 
are thereby canceling their own right to an eccles- 
iastical existence? If their contention be true, 
then it follows that Luther, Calvin, Knox, and 
Cranmer were all wrong and their Roman antag- 
onists all right. Nay, the most of the pleas that 
are used to bolster up the plan for what is called 
"the reunion of Christendom" would, if logically 
followed out, land us inevitably in the conclusion 
that Protestantism should abjure its past record 
and make a speedy peace with Rome. But there is 
nothing in the New Testament to justify any such 
view. Not one of the classical passages that are 
quoted to sustain it have any such force. Our Lord, 
for example, never said that his sheep should all 
become of one fold. It was worth the revision of 
the New Testament to get that false translation 
out of John x. 16. What the Lord did say was 
this: "Other sheep I have, which are not of this 
fold: them also must I bring, and they shall hear 
my voice; and there shall be (not one fold, but) 
one flock and one shepherd." The unity of the 
flock depends not on the unity of the fold, but 
on the unity of the shepherd. It would be an 
impossible thing to make the fold large enough to 
hold all Christ's sheep. Equally fallacious is the 
use that is sought to be made of our Lord's high 
priestly prayer in John xvii. and of the great 
paragraph on "the seven unities" in Ephesians iv. 
But I have not time to notice them now. The con- 
ception of a world-wide Church, under one authori- 
tative head, whether that head be a pope, a council, 
a general assembly, or a general conference, is at 
war with the whole genius of Prostestantism. That 
conception was not in the Primitive Church any 
more than it is in the New Testament. I do not be- 
lieve that during the first century anybody ever 
dreamed of it. It came later, along with a flood 
of other errors and heresies. Human nature being 
what it is, such a Church as this would inevitably 
grow proud of its own bulk and obesity, and in the 

course of time would become, first, arrogant, then 
persecuting, and then rotten and corrupt. Denomi- 
nationalism within due limits, which men are to 
determine for themselves and nobody else is to 
determine for them, is one of the greatest safe- 
guards of Christian purity. Not even as an ideal 
to be realized in the remote future do I look or 
pray for the abolition of it. Where the Spirit of 
the Lord is, there is liberty; and where there is 
liberty, there is sure to be diversity. 

3. We shall make no real progress toward the 
goal in view as long as we insist that the past 
separations among the Methodists have been wick- 
ed or evil. As I look at it, the providence of God 
has been in them all. The separation ofthe Metho- 
dist Protestants in 1824-28 was accompanied, it 
is true, by a great deal of unchristian acerbity on 
both sides. That, of course, was wrong. But good 
came out of it. We are all indebted, largely in- 
debted, to our Protestant brethren; and we have 
all paid them the homage of imitation. The Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church, South, in 1866, followed their 
(example by giving laymen an equal representation 
tin the General Conference and effective representa- 
tion in the Annual Conferences, and the Methodist 
Episcopal Church moved later on the same tracks. 
Still more earnestly do I hold to the opinion that 
the separation of 1844 — "which was by consent 
and mutual" — was an epochal incident in the history 
of American Methodism and a real contribution to 
the growth of the kingdom of God in these United 
States. The General Conference which met in that 
year was not, as is commonly believed, made up 
of angry disputants. Having read the records again 
and again, and with the greatest care, I declare 
that, in my judgment, a more seriuus, conscientious, 
and devout company of men never met together on 
this continent. They moved slowly and acted re- 
luctantly, with heartaches and hot tears on their 
cheeks. The anger, the irritations, the unchristian 
conflicts came later, and might have been avoided. 
But the separation was designed to promote peace 
and brotherhood. Not even Charles Elliot, the 
author of "The Great Secession," was ever able to 
answer his own able speech in favor of it. It simply 
could not be avoided. Conditions had arisen which 
would have wrecked the Methodism of the North 
if it had remained in alliance with the South, and, 
as Stephen Olin pointed out in burning words, would 
have wrecked the Methodism of the South if it 
had remained in alliance with the North. As things 
turned out, the two Churches were set in right 
alignments with their own sections. God was surely 
in it, in spite of the human follies that accom- 
panied it. 

4. I go a step farther still, and make bold to 
say that any attempt at the present time to bring 
about a union by pressure would be foolish and 
futile. The advocates of union must understand 
that they have no legitimate instrument but per- 
suasion, and that even this they must use in a 
spirit of love. Let those who fear God and are 
controlled not by a lust for ecclesiastical empire, 
but by zeal for the extension of his kingdom, be- 
ware how they try to create division in the ranks 
of any Church that is not willing to merge itself 
in a larger organization. Any such move would 
provoke hot and righteous indignation, and would 
work an indefinite postponement of the day of 
a complete unification. The sad experience of the 
Cumberland Presbyterian Church ought surely to 
teach us a lesson here. The result of a premature 
effort to force an unwilling element in that com- 
munion — whether a majority or simply a large 
minority — into an alliance that it did not relish 
has ended in a long series of scandals. The same 
thing, on a much more exaggerated scale, would 
occur if a similar attempt were made to rush the 
consolidation of our Methodisms. The Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, when it moves, and which- 
ever way it moves, will move of its own unforced 
accord, and not in broken detachments, but in a 
solid body, 2,000,000 strong. The suggestion that 
it may become necessary to reach the laymen 
by going over the heads of the ministers is, if 
serious, sinister; and if not serious, silly. Our 
ministers and laymen have marched together too 
long to split up into opposing camps now. That 
will come to pass on the day after the Greek Calends. 

5. If a real, vital, and permanent union is to 
be effected, each separate Church must be ready 
to make some concessions, and this too not on 
trifling points but on matters of real importance. 
There must be no blinking of this fact and no 
policy of shiftiness or maneuvering for advantage. 
Those who are most eager for union ought to be 
the first to say how far they are willing to go to 

February 2nd, 1911. 



obtain it. The mere intimation that either one 
of the churches should absorb the other, retaining 
meanwhile all its own prized pecularities, would be 
an impertinence. If organic union ever becomes 
a reality, it will consist not in the -mere enlarge- 
ment of any existing Church, but in the creation 
of a new Church. The Southern Methodists do 
not wish to absorb anybody, and they are not going 
to be absorbed. Many of us, at any rate, before 
submitting to that will camp out under God's kindly 
stars. y ■ 

6. As a matter of course the largest Church go- 
ing into the new organization would have the 
greatest weight and in'uence. That would be 
natural and proper. But it would also be natural 
and proper for the minority bodies, simply because 
they are minorities, to insist in advance on the safe- 
guarding of their reserved rights by stipulations 
of organic law. Majorities can take care of them- 
selves; it is minorities that must have protection. 
Nor would it be sufficient simply to formulate a 
constitution. The question as to who shall inter- 
pret the constitution is one of equal importance. 
From our standpoint, an omnipotent General Con- 
ference that may sit one day as a legislature to 
enact laws and the next day as a supreme court to 
pass upon their constitutionality, is simply a des- 
potism tempered by religion. The fact that it is 
made up of good men does not alter the situation. 
Good men are sometimes rash and foolish. The 
Iberties of a church, as truly as those of a nation, 
are too valuable to be trusted to the precarious 
guardianship of any unrestricted synod or. confer- 
ence. Somewhere on the outside there must be 
lodged a power of arrest. Whether it should lie in 
a suspensive veto by the executive with ultimate 
appeal to the whole body of the ministry and chosen 
representatives of the laity, or should take on some 
other form, is an open question. But that it must 
exist in some form is not an open question. On 
this ground somebody will be compelled to do a 
considerable amount of yielding. Either one church 
or the other must modify its theory and practice. 

7. Let me conclude by adding that the vast al- 
teration which the Methodist Episcopal Church has 
made in the original conditions of membership are 
a stumbling-block to some of us. As we read the 
Discipline of that Church it requires belief in the 
Twenty-Five Articles of Religion from all candi- 
dates. This is a departure from original Methodism. 
The Twenty-Five Articles are very good. I do 
not want to alter them, lest we should get some- 
thing not so good. But I am opposed to thrusting 
them down the throats of immature believers, or 
of mature ones either for that matter. John Wesley 
never would have dreamed of doing it. Following 
the noble catholicity of the English reformers, he 
cut all the creeds out of the ordination ritual for 
ministers — all of them. It is inconceivable that he 
should have exacted any of them from laymen. 
Equally objectionable to some of us is the demand 
that is made of candidates that they should pro- 
fess saving faith. Not that we disbelieve in saving 
faith, not at all; nor that we should cease to urge 
the pursuit of it on all our people, but that we 
would not insist on the conscious attainment of it 
as a sine qua non of Church membership. Of old 
the Methodists took in seekers after religion, and 
gave them the ordinances. The new Methodism 
that declines to do so seems to us to partake more 
of the nature of a Puritan conventicle than of a 
Catholic Church. Nor can it be successfully main- 
tained that its membership, on the average, is 
either any more orthodox in its belief or any more 
devout in its piety than that of the Methodisms 
that still cling to the usage of the fathers and 

9. That some of you will be found demanding 
surrendor in dealing with young people of the 
present I do not doubt. Be it so. Speak out your 
minds, brethren. It will not offend us in the least. 
We desire you, in fact, to tell us what in your 
judgment we ought to give up. We shall listen to 
you respectfully, and either comply with your wishes 
or else seek to show you why we cannot conscien- 
tiously do so. 

"Though darkness overshadows our lives at times 
and hope fleeth away, yet one ray of God's sweet 
love will dispel tbe gloom and the world becomes 
a paradice." 

* * * * 

"The man in this world who tries to soothe his 
conscience by using the devil's ointment will never 
heal a wounded soul or have an inheritance in the 
Kingdom of God." 


J. M. Rowland. 

He was dollar drunk, and what an awful drunk 
that is! The man who is liquor drunk gets sick 
and reaches the end of his spree at times, and 
sobers up, but the man who is dollar drunk never 
gets sick, never gets enough, never gets ashamed, 
and never takes the pledge. 

Yes, my neighbor was. dollar drunk. He didn't 
touch liquor, he didn't swear, and he didn't steal 
but all these years he was dollar drunk. He had 
no time for Christ and the Church. Seven days in 
the week and a part of the nights he thought, 
planned and worked for the dollar. The other day 
he sold his old country homestead and brought the 
price to town and threw it in the money whirl. 
Turning over the sacred scenes of that old home- 
stead to others and forgetting all its hallowed 
memories he held the price of it in his hand and 
said to a man, "I'll put this where it will make me 
money. You know it's the dollar I'm after." The 
next day that sneak, pneumonia, had weaved a web 
around his breath box. His heart is still today, 
and tomorrow they burry him under the snow. 

"It's the dollar I'm after." Poor fellow! Poor 
deluded multitude of dollar drunk mortals who 
have no higher aim in life. The jingle of the coin 
drowns out all other music. The dollar is over their 
eyes so they cannot see the cross of calvary, and 
the dying Lord. Nor can they see through that 
coin the pathetic plight of a ruined world. They 
live less than a century in this world, they live 
in the other world ten million centuries, and yet 
many of them spend all their time after the dollars 
of earth that fail them and none of it after the 
dollars of Heaven that last forever. They spend 
their dollars on themselves and their pennies to 
help arrest the world in its swing toward the Land 
of Doom. So entranced are they with the melodies 
of their own pipe organs and the sweetness of their 
surroundings that they do not* see the multitud«-- 
of hell-bouhd mortals moving by their doors nor the 
hundred millions over the hills who have never 
heard the name of Jesus. So charmed are they 
with their own clothes that they have no thought 
for the countless hosts that will stand before the 
king clad in the rags of ruin. So worship they 
their earthly homes that they have no time for 
thought of man's eternal dwelling place. 

God has prospered them. They have had many 
blessings — more than they could count in a day. 
They have a home, farm, store, life insurance, or 
something invested in this world. But what have 
they invested in the world beyond the valley of 
death? The other day I heard two drummers talk- 
ing on a slowly moving train. Their words were 
about a millionaire who had lately changed worlds. 
They said he knocked at the gate of Heaven. All 
other doors had opened at his knock and of course 
this one would. The keeper asked him what he had 
ever done that entitled him to any claim to enter 
that door. He studied long and said, "One .cold 
day I walked down Fifth Avenue and saw a poorly 
clad woman who seemed to be in great distress and 
I gave her a quarter." The angel looked in the 
book and found that put down to his credit and 
asked him if that was all. "In the spring of 1900 
I crossed Brooklyn bridge" said the rich man, "and 
saw a news boy, a cripple, selling papers. I gave 
him a quarter for a paper and told him not to 
bother about any change." The angel looked and 
found that in the book and asked the rich man 
if that was all. He could think of nothing else 
and the angel could find nothing else. The angel 
and St. Peter held a consultation to know what 
to do with the the rich man. Said St. Peter, "Let 
us pay him back the fifty cents and let him go to 
hell where he belongs." This to you may seem 
rough and tinged with sacrelige but the more I've 
thought of it these days the more have I seen a 
great point in it. Many of our people have invested 
so little in the things of God that they have little 
ground to claim entrance through that Gate. 

The book says: "The love of money is the root 
of all evil." — not money as some quote it but the 
love of it. And why? Because it is giving the 
things of this world for which money stands the 
place in the human heart God ought to occupy. 
All evil springs from that. It is idolatry. Those 
who worship idols are not all in China and India. 
The golden calf was Israel's god and a yearling calf 
is sometimes a Gentile's god. What ever has more 
of our thought and love than God is our idol and 
we it's worshipper. The great idol that is wor- 

shipped among us is the dollar. God has given it 
to men for them to advance His cause. Some men 
have heard of Rev. John Baptist traveling the 
Judea Circuit on a salary of grasshoppers and 
honey, and they think the modern Circuit Rider 
ought to improve on it some and get through on 
grasshoppers without any honey. They have heard 
us preach Free Salvation until they think the Lord 
is running the Rural Free Delivery of Heaven, 
with angels bringing good news to everybody's door 
and the Government paying his salary. They think 
the church ought to beat the Government some and 
furnish free mail boxes and free postage. A high 
state official worth many thousands — all his family 
Methodists — used to pay me $4.00 per year and 
give m^ $1.00 to help save the world. His state 
has never refused to open the door when he 
knocked. If I beat him across the River I think I 
shall have curiosity enough to slip up and listen 
to the conversation when he knocks at the door 
for entrance. 

The folks are dollar drunk. The ministry of 
this day must preach to them the Gospel of sober- 
ness. And it is not the millionaire alone that is 
dollar drunk. Men can be as big fools over a 
nickle as over a million dollars. The socialists 
are railing a tirade against the rich when they 
commit this very sin of letting earthly things take 
the place of Heavenly. It doesn't take any par- 
ticular amount of this spirit to make a man drunk. 
The man Judas sneaked through the solemn shade 
of the olive trees, burnt the brow of the Lord with 
the traitor's kiss, sold his piace in the circle of 
the twelve, his place in the church, his place in 
history and his place in Heaven for less than 
$20.00. He did it because he was drunk. No sober 
man would do such a thing. The man who lies 
about a five cent car fare and says he has paid 
it when he hasn't either by word or deed is nickle 
drunk and is selling his right to be trusted and 
his reputation for honesty for five cents. The 
woman who has her children to "scrooch" up in a 
seat on a train so the conductor will think they 
are small enough to go free is drunk, no sober 
woman would do a thing like that for a railroad 
ticket. The person who rubs off the cancel on a 
postage stamp and makes it do duty again is drunk 
on two pennies. All these folks need to go to God's 
great Keely Cure. 

Two refreshing thoughts of soberness before we 
part: Not long ago a prisoner served out his time 
in the Richmond state prison and was departing 
for his home in North Carolina. He found he 
owed a man there twenty-five cents. He went to 
him in a manly way and promised when he reached 
his home and got a job to send him the money. 
A few weeks brought a letter from Mt. Airy and 
in it was 30 cents. He even paid the 'interest. 

The other is from Charlotte. It was at that 
memorable Convention that nominated Governor 
Kitchin. The dead lock had been on for a long 
time. A delegate entered the building and bought 
a paper from a boy. Not having the change he 
gave the boy a dollar. The boy went for the change 
and when he returned the man was gone. He 
looked long, but the man could not be found and 
being a little fellow and beina: verv honest he 
began to cry. A sympathetic gentleman entered 
the building and learned the little fellows trouble. 
He bore the boy in his arms to the platform where 
sat the politicians and when he got the floor stated 
the case and introduced the convention to an 
honest man. The men yelled and cheered and pass- 
ed a resolution recommending the boy for page 
in the Legislature. That boy's family name was 
Alexander. He ought to be hunted up and watched. 
Both of these were not money drunk. 

There are two kinds of money drunkenness, 
stinginess and dishonesty. From both of them good 
Lord deliver us. 

Richmond, Va. 

Sowing the good seed of the Kingdom is often 
discouraging work because the harvest is so long 
delayed. There are many who are untouched by 
the earnest appeal, whose lives are like stone to 
the seed that is sown. Often our faith is staggered 
and effort in behalf of them flags. But God has 
warned us against discouragement and has dis- 
counted discontinuance of effort in the words: "In 
the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening with- 
hold not thine hand, for thou knowest not whether 
shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they 
both shall be aline good." It is our duty to sow 
the seed; the harvest belongs to God. — Selected. 



February 2nd, 1911. 

From the Field 

Reports, Etc. 

Report to February 1, 1911. 

Asheville District. 

Geo. Li. Hackney 2 

Rev. D. Atkins 1 

Rev. J. O. Ervin 8 

Franklin District. 

Rev.. W. I. Hughes 1 

Rev. J. R. Warren 5 

Charlotte District. 

Dr. J. E. Kerr 1 

Rev. G. T. Rowe 10 

Rev. A. T. Bell 3 

Rev. W. C. Jones 13 

Rev. A. W. Plyler 3 

Rev. H. H. Robbins 7 

Rev'. J. J. Barker 4 

Rev. J. H. Bradley 6 

Greensboro District. 

Rev. W. R. Ware 4 

Rev. P. C. Battle 1 

Rev. J. E. Woosley 9 

Rev. R. L. Melton 1 

Rev. S. B. Richardson 2 

A. R. Hix , 1 

Monut Airy District. 

Rev. J. M. Folger 1 

Rev. O. P. Routh 3 

Rev. J. D. Gibson 3 

Morganton District. 

Rev. J. F. Moser 1 

Rev. Ira Erwin 4 

Rev. A. C. Swofford 1 

Rev. W. S. Cherry 1 

Rev. M. A. Osborne 9 

North Wilkesboro District. 

Rev. W. M. Bagby 2 

Rev. R. L. Fruit 4 

Rev. T. J. Houck 5 

Salisbury District. 

Rev. N. R. Richardson 5 

Rev. J. W. Clegg *. . . 3 

Rev. J. A. J. Farrington 1 

Statesville District. 

Rev. E. E. Yates 1 

Rev. T. E. Wagg 1 

Shelby District. 

Rev. E. N. Crowder 2 

Rev. N. M. Modlin 1 

Rev. James Willson 1 

Rev. J. A. Bowles 8 

Waynesville District 

Rev. F. W. Dibble 1 

Winston District. 

Rev. E. M. Avett 2 

Rev. R. M. Courtney 1 

Rev. W. Y. Scales 6 

Rev. J. H. Barnhardt 4 

Grand Total 


cordant note but an earnest desire to 
do our part of the work. 

By the transfer of Smyrna Church 
from the Unionville Circuit to this 
the Pastor's Salary was increased to 
this extent and by the addition of a 
new preaching place this circuit has 
become a six appointment instead of 

On Sunday morning at 11 a. m. Bro. 
Scroggs again preached and showed 
the importance of the little things in 
accomplishing great results, after 
which he administered the Sacrament 
to a much larger number than usually 
convene. He was assisted by the 
Pastor, Bro. Brinkman. 


Good for the boys! More than fifty 
a week for the last two weeks is no 
bad showing. We can feel the momentum 
already, and we fully believe that these 
faithful men who have rallied so many 
times to our call are not going to fail 
us this year. There are many reasons 
why we believe the present year is to 
be the best in the history of the Advo- 

The weekly report shows that the work 
is becoming general, but some of the 
districts are going far ahead. The report 
will show from week to week just where 
the work is being done. Reader, if your 
pastor is not presenting the Advocate 
and pushing the campaign ask him why, 
and try to help him get the ball rolling. 
He may be discouraged, and you should 
cheer him up and help him. 

We have several hundred sample copies 
we would like to mail. Please send lists 
of names, likely to be interested, with 
postoffice addresses and we will mail two 
or three weeks free or charge. 


The following having secured ten or 
more subscribers go on our Roll of Honor: 
Revs. G. T. Rowe and W. C. Jones. Who 
else will get on this roll next? 

Prospect Circuit. 

Prospect Circuit's First Quarterly 
Conference was held by Bro. Scroggs, 
the P. E., on Saturday last during the 
afternoon after a dinner on the 
grounds. At 11 a. m. Bro. Scroggs 
preached us a very helpful sermon on 
the co-partnership between Christ and 
ourselves: showing that Christ wants 
and needs us and ours to help Him 
preach the Gospel and then He wants 
to help us in our work. 

The Conference session was very 
edifying and enjoyable as all seemed 
interested in the work of the church. 
In spite of the increased assessments 
there was no backward move or dis- 

amount of loss was in books. It leaves 
us in bad shape; but I hope the Lord 
will provide. The people here have 
been kind to us; and some of our 
friends from a distance have remem- 
bered us also, for which we are pro- 
foundly grateful. May the good Ix>rd 
reward these who have remembered 
us in our need. 

W. O. Davis. 

' / 

Report of the Board of Missions. 

Rev. A. D. Betts calls special atten- 
tion to the Annual Report of our Board 
of Missions. In a letter to the editor 
he says: "It costs only seven cents. 
I have put about 150 in the hands of 
the people. Smith and Lamar have 
about 500 copies. If our pastors will 
busy themselves a little these remain- 
ing copies can soon be doing good 
service for the cause of missions." 

er's salary over one hundred dollars. 

Last Saturday and Sunday the 2st, 
and 22nd, was our first Quarterly Con- 
ference. We had a large attendance 
both on Saturday and Sunday and had 
good reports. The new Presiding 
Elder, Dr. Turrentine, has made a good 
impression on the people. He preach- 
ed two great sermons full of power 
and spirit. May the Lord bless his 
work all over the entire district. 

We have raised $30.00 for the Child- 
ren's Home and trust that we may be 
able to raise our assessment in full. 

We are hoping to build a modern 
new church at Hills Chapel, Lowes- 
ville, this year. 

The ladies have refurnished the 
parsonage with a good many things 
that were needed, and we are hoping 
to also repaint and recover the parson- 
age this year. 

B. F. Fincher, P. C. 

From Stokesdale. 

Brother Editors: — As I never have 
written anything I will write this to 
inform you about our town. When 
I first came here two years ago this 
was the quietest little town to be 
found but last fall the Commissioners 
granted license to sell near-beer. 
Since that time drunkenness and raw- 
dyism has increased more than 100 
per cent. It got so bad two days be- 
fore Christmas the men having charge 
locked up till after Christmas. I 
preached against them and said that 
they were a curse to any town and an 
insult to decency and intelligence. If 
you want to know how many polecats 
there are in a hole poke a stick in it 
and stir and you will find if there are 
any in there. If you want to find 
who is on the side of beer preach 
against it. There are more cats than 
you would think. I am praying God 
that the Legislature will pass a law 
that will wipe out beer saloons and 
slop dens in our land and save the dear 
boys that are being led to ruin by them. 
Now if this don't find its way to the 
waste basket I may write again. 

L. T. Hendren. 

Help Them to Think. 

If we can get people to thinking we 
will soon find them acting. David said 
he thought on his ways and made 
haste to turn. One of the best ways 
to make people think is to give them 
something to read. 

The Southern Tract Publication As- 
out some of the best tracts I ever saw. 
sociation, of Richmond, Va., is getting 
For ten cents they will send samples 
of their tracts. I wish a thousand 
of your readers would send for these 
samples. A tract that costs us only 
one tenth of one cent may wake up 
and save a soul. Send to R. C. Gulley, 
Secretary, Richmond, Va. 

A. D. Betts, 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Sparta Circuit. 

Rev. T. J. Houck, the pastor, writes: 
"We have received a warm and hearty 
welcome all over this charge. We 
have been pounded lots. We are a- 
mong a good and great people, and 
we love them and -want to do them 
good. We can't ever forget the many 
true and loyal friends we left on the 
Rockford Circuit. We still pray God's 
blessings upon them. Pray for us, we 
want to see a general revival of the 
Old Time Religion all over this charge 
this year." 


Rev. W. T. Usey, the pastor, writes: 
Last week we received a nice poudning 
from Walnut. This is the second 
pounding since our arrival, the other 
coming from Marshall. 


Dear Brother Blair: — I had just 
written a letter to you for publica- 
tion when on the 9th of this month 
our house was burned and it was con- 
sumed with about everything else. The 
good people of Hiddenite had given us 
an abundant pounding and the church 
at Taylorsville had done likewise, and 
I was reporting the matter when be- 
hold it was all swept away from us. 
by fire in a few minutes. We lost 
about everything we had including the 
children's clothing. I lost most of 
my books. I have only one book of 
the 4th year course left. Our loss 
amounted to about four hundred dol- 
lars. Two hundred and fifty of the 

Lowesville Circuit. 

Mr. Editor: — I trust you will give 
me space to say something that may 
interest some of the readers of . the 

We left Watauga Circuit November 
29th, spending the night at the hospit- 
able home of Brother J. B. Horton. 
We will never forget his many kind- 
nesses nor the kindness of many others 
on that charge. We drove across the 
Blue Ridge in a snow and wind storm. 
At times it seemed as if the wind 
would lift us off the mountains., but we 
got to our new work safely, after five 
days drive. We got to Denver Satur- 
day night and drove on to New Hope, 
one of our churches, Sunday, a. m., 
and found a good congregation wait- 
ing for the new preacher. We then 
drove to Hills Chapel, another church, 
by 3 o'clock p. m. and found a big 
crowd awaiting us there. We were 
taken to the hospitable home of Bro. 
Haywood Lowe and kindly cared for 
until the parsonage was put in order. 
Then the good time began. The good 
sisters gave us a big supper, and by 
dark the brethren began to come in 
with loads of every good thing imagin- 
able for the pantry. We thought that 
was all the pounding that we were 
able to stand at one time, but in two 
or three evenings after that, as we 
were sitting around our warm fireside 
after supper, we Heard some disturb- 
ance on the back porth and behold! a 
bigger crowd than the first came rush- 
ing in and filled the dining room a- 
gain with good things to eat. This 
was a crowd from New Hope. These 
people know how to make a preacher 
feel welcome. 

The outlook is very hopeful for us 
this year. Oh! may the Lord give us 
a great shower of Spiritual blessings 
all over the charge. We trust and 
pray that He may help us to feed the 
flock with spiritual things. The stew- 
ards have met and raised the preach- 

Resolutions Adopted by the Confer- 
ence Brotherhood. 

Your Committee on Resolutions on 
the death of Rev. H. F. Chreitzberg, D. 
D., beg leave to submit the following: 

That whereas, Dr. Chreitzberg was 
the originator of our Brotherhood and 
the efficient Secretary and Treasurer 
of the organization from its beginning 
till his death, which sad event occured 
October 10th, 1910. Therefore, be it 

First, That in the death of Dr. 
Chreitzberg our Brotherhood has lost 
not only its Secretary and Treasurer, 
but one of the most valued members 
and that we appreciate his wisdom 
in managing the business of the Broth- 
erhood and his wise counsel and faith- 
ful service given to it so freely. 

Second, That we bow with reverence 
to the will of Him who doeth all things 
well, in taking from us our beloved 
brother and co-worker. 

Third, That a copy of these resolu- 
tions be spread upon our minutes, one 
sent to the North Carolina Christian 
Adocate for publication, and one to 
the family of Dr. Chreitzberg. 

A. T. Bell, Chairman. 

E. Myers, Secretary. 

E. J. Poe. 

Mount Pleasant. 

I enclose on a separate slip, a list of 
new subscribers. I am canvassing each 
family in my charge as I visit their 
homes. Hence I cannot complete this 
sort of house to house canvass in so 
large a territory, under several months. 
I had made appeals from the pulpit, 
with meager results, and believe other 
pastors will find as I do, that a visit 
to the homes of non-subscribers, where 
time can be taken to impress the 
family with the positive necessity of 
reading the church paper, if they are 
to be intelligent Methodists, and wish 
to become more deeply interested in 
the work of the church, and learn 
to love it — a necessary element to stim- 
ulate true loyalty to her. I doubled 
the number of subscribers on the 
circuit last year, and hope to do the 
same thing this year. We have a good 
people to serve, and they have been 
showing their appreciation by acts of 
kindness, ever since our return from 
the Annual Conference. We have had 
no simultaneous pounding, but good 
things for the larder continue to be 
given us by different ones, from time 
to time. The stewards of their own 
motion increased the pastor's salary 
about as much as they increased it last 

These things are greatly appreciated 
by the parsonage household. So that 
I have promised myself to be more 
efficient, and give them the best ser- 
vice of which I may be capable. 

February 2nd, 1911. 



At our first quarterly Conference 
last Saturday, the financial reports 
showed that the charge had raised for 
all purposes more than $725.00 in cash 
since the Annual Conference met. 

Dr. Rowe gave us two inspiring and 
helpful sermons. 

You are giving us a good paper — 
worthy of a place in every Methodist 
home in the Conference. 

We hope, to have the assistant editor 
with us soon. 


N. R. Richardson, 



Rev. George S. Sexton, D. D. 

In a genral sense tne church under- 
stands that an effort is being made to 
erect, in Washington City, a building 
worthy of the great church to which we 

While we are loyal Methodists and 
undertake to do that which the General 
Conference declares ought to be done, 
the reason for doing it may not always 
be fully understood. That all might be 
.thoroughly informed a number of our 
leaders have been asked to state in a 
concise form just why the church at 
large should do this work. 

The reasons given are strong and when 
carefully considered ought to move men 
to give liberally to this worthy enterprise. 

Hon. Asa G. Candler. 

Washington is the Capital of all the 
people of the United States. The Metho- 
dists are the most numerous, and pos- 
sibly the most wealthy, of any Protestant 
denomination in our great country. The 
South, where our church is so largely 
represented, is the most prosperous sec- 
tion of the Union. The people of the 
South love the Government as ardently 
as any people ever loved their govern- 
ment; they are more purely American 
than the people of any other section, and 
are the most orthodox people on the 
continent. We should, as a denomina- 
tion, therefore, be represented in the 
Capital City by a great church building, 
.the most notable in the Capital, and thus 
show to all the world the high esteem 
in which we hold our religious oppor- 

Bishop E. E. Hoss, D. D. 

Among the many enterprises that our 
church now has in hand, few, if any, are 
more important than the building of a 
new and stately house of worship for 
our chief congregation in Washington 
City. That we ought to have a house 
in the Capital of the Nation, is not open 
to doubt. Without it, we cannot take 
the rank to which we are entitled among 
the other denominations that are at work 
there. There comes a time when a church 
that is able to meet a call of this sort, 
and fails to do it, is doomed to retro- 
grade in spirit and in influence. With 
the humblest and lowliest chapel that 
was ever erected, God is well pleased, 
if it is the best that his people can do; 
but not, if they can do a great deal 
better. Our. ability is beyond question. 
Many of our people are rich, and vast 
numbers of them are well-to-do. If they 
only will, they can promptly and easily 
answer the call of the General Confer- 
ence, and rear a temple of which no 
Southern Methodist need to be ashamed. 

There is good reason why the whole 
burden of this enterprise, instead of being 
put upon the shoulders of the local con- 
gregation, should be distributed through- 
out the entire connection. The congrega- 
tion, while loyal, active and liberal, is 
limited in its financial resources, being 
made up largely of men and women who 
make a bare iving, and no more. Then 
besides, Washington is a representative 
city. It belongs . to the whole country. 
People from every section flock thither. 
More and more the Southern States are 
furnishing their full quota to the great 
army of Government employees, who make 
it their home. Strangers from abroad 
visit it in droves, and note with deep 
curiosity the signs and tokens of religious 
life which they find on exhibition. Our 
status in the eyes of the world at large 
is determined very largely by what they 
see of us at this meeting place of the 
nations. On every ground, the whole 
church is bound to assume a large re- 
sponsibility, and to discharge it in a 
broad and liberal spirit. It is my earnest 
hope that wherever Dr. Sexton goes he 
may meet with the most cordial recep- 
tion. Let nobody turn him the cold 
shoulder. His task is a heavy one, and 
he needs all the assistance and support 
*hat can be given him. 

A bulletin on the feeding and man- 
agement of poultry for egg production 
has just been prepared by Prof. J. S. 
Jeflreys, Poultryman, and issued by 
the North Carolina Agricultural Ex- 
periment Station. 

At present, probably three or four 
million dollars worth of eggs are pro- 
duced annually by the poultry raisers 
of the State. On account of this and 
the steadily increasing price of poul- 
try and eggs, poultry keeping is at- 
tracting more attention now than pos- 
sibly ever before. As this bulletin 
gives information that should be of 
practical value in poultry feeding and 
management, every progressive poul- 
try raiser should secure a copy of it. 

It discusses the kinds of stock best 
suited for profitable egg production 
as well as their proper housing and 
care. The breeding up of heavy lay- 
a way as to develop material of value 
ing strains is also dealt with in such 
to all those interested in this branch 
of live stock growing. 

A comparison is made of different 
rations, both as regards the cost of 
egg production and the best develop- 
ment of the stock. 

The importance of cleanliness and 
of keeping the houses free from mites 
is also brought out and recommenda- 
tions are given. 

Any poultry raiser in North Caro- 
lina may receive a copy of this bul- 
letin (No. 211) free by addressing Di- 
rector C. B. Williams, West Raleigh, 
N. C— Ex. 

For the Good of Suffering Humanity. 

It seems to be a true, but sad fact, that 
the world is growing colder each day 
in its fellowship with mankind. Acts of 
charity to relieve suffering humanity are 
seldom seen, and everything is Graft! 
Graft! After all, though, there is one 
great sustaining consolation. Friends may 
forsake you and leave you to suffer in 
loneliness, the outlook on life may seem 
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February 2nd, 1911. 

The Epworth League 

Editor of League Columns 
Miss Blanche Johnson . 
136 Walker Avenue, Greensboro, N. C. 

Conference Cabinet 
President, Rev. R. B. Atkinson, David- 
son, N. C; Vice-President, Rev. D. J. 
Miller, AshevlIIe, N. C; Secretary, Rev. 
O. P. Ader, High Point, N. C.J Treas- 
urer, Rev. G. O. Harley, Asheville, N. C; 
Junior Superintendent, Miss John Starr, 
Oreensboro, N. C. 

District Secretaries 
Asheville, Rev. G. G. Harley, Asheville. 
Charlotte, Rev. W. O. Goode, Charlotte. 
Franklin, Rev. L. D. Thompson, Andrews. 
Greensboro, Miss John Starr, Greensboro. 
Morganton, Prof. I, B. McKay, 

Rutherford College. 
Mt. Au-j , Rev. Z. Paris, North Wilkesboro. 
Statesvllle, T. E. Lothery. Davidson. 
Salisbury, Rev. E. M. Avett, Jackson Hill. 
Shelby, Rev. J. F. Armstrong, 

Rpssemer City. 
Waynesvllle, Rev. C. S. Klrkpatrick, 


Winston, Prof. H. A. Hayes, 

Winston -Salem. 


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A Great Annual League Assembly 
is expected at Hickory, N. C„ July 
5-7. Begin to plan for it. 


This splendid and loyal little coun- 
try league, Knox's Chapel, has not 
only subscribed $10.00 to the Cottage 
Home, but has sent two boxes to the 
Children's Home in Winston. That is 
splendid. — Editor. 

Some of our city Leagues will have 
to move up or lose their crown. We 
congratulate Knox's Chapel League. — 
R. E. Atkinson. 


Rev. A. R. Bell of Wilkesboro, N. C, 
writes: "Have organized a League 
here and everything is very promising. 
Have a fine set of young people here." 


Mt. Airy District, Rev. T. C. Jordan. 
North Wilkesboro District, Rev. A. 
R. Bell. 

Salisbury District, Rev. O. J. Jones. 
Statesville District, Rev. E. W. Pox. 
Winston District, Rev. E. M. Avett. 
Asheville District, Rev. J. O. Ervin. 


The Literary Department of West 
Market Greensboro League gave a 
program at the January meeting that 
was highly enjoyed by all present, the 
subject, "An Evening With Our 
Hymns," was followed closely the first 
number being a sketch of Charles 
Wesley, followed by one of Wesley's 
hymns as a solo. The sketch of the 
life of Ray Palmer was followed by 
the congregation singing, "My Faith 
Looks Up to Thee." A Leaguer who 
knows Miss Fannie Crosby personally 
gave an interesting account of her 
visits to Miss Crosby and this num- 
ber was followed by a male duet 
"Though Your Sins be as Scarlet." 
Rev. E. K. McLarty gave a talk no the 
Scriptural references of the hymn 
"How Firm a Foundation," and this 
hymn was sung as the closing number. 


We are glad to report the organiza- 
tion of a Junior League at Waynes- 
ville with a charter membership of 
forty-five. The prospect for a good 
working League is encouraging. On 
the first Sunday after organization the 
department of practice reported active 
work done, the sick visited and minis- 
tered unto. This department is head- 
ed by a wide awake little girl, Eliza 
McCracken. The officers are: Pres- 
ident, Bessie Lee; 1st Vice-President, 
Marian Atkinson; 2nd Vice-President, 
Eliza McCracken; 3rd Vice-President, 
Mary Blackwell; Secretary, Grace 
Lee; Treasurer, Gladys Dowler, Su- 
perintendent, Mrs. M. F. Moores. 


Mount Zion League, near Franklin, 
N. C, is one of the best country 
Leagues in our Conference, the aver- 
age attendance being as good as in 
many of our large town Leagues. The 
Charity and Help Department is ac- 
tive visiting the sick and doing other 
special work, one member especially 
is always on the lookout for some 
family in need of wood and is always 
ready to give assistance. A box of 
clothing was sent to the Children's 
Home in November and the League 
is now planning some special work on 
which we will report later. 


Several new district secretaries 
have been appointed recently and their 
names will appear in the heading of 
the League columns as soon as all 
changes have been made. Among the 
new appointments note: 

Morganton District, Rev. I. B. Mc- 

Whereas, our Heavenly Father, in 
his infinite wisdom, has seen fit to call 
our friend and Epworth Leaguer, Miss 
Eugenia Sherrill, home to Himself on 
December 24tjh, 1910: and whereas 
Miss Eugenia was a member of the 
Nelson Epworth League of Belmont 
Park, Methodist Church, Charlotte, N. 
C, we as fellow Leaguers do desire 
to extend to the family resolutions of 
sympathy and respect, thereby endeav- 
oring to show our love and esteem for 

Therefore be it ersolved: 

1. That we mourn her loss, and 
while we do not understand the Fath- 
er's providence in this, we bow in 
humble reverence and say, "Thy will 
be done." 

2. That by her death we have lost 
a faithful friend and noble character. 
She was an earnest worker and always 
present when health permitted. 

3. That we do extend to the be- 
reaved family our heartfelt sympathy, 
and point them to the Father who is 
too loving to be unkind and will sus- 
tain them in their time of sore trial. 

4. That a copy of these resolutions 
be spread on our minutes and copies 
be sent to the grief stricken family, 
the Epworth Era and the North Caro- 
lina Christian Advocate. 

Miss Gertrude Falls, 

C. Gault Falls, 

Miss Mamie Ridenhour. 

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Our Little Folks 


There's riding in grandpa's carriage, 

There's gliding in father's sleigh, 
There's whizzing in uncle's auto, 

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. Prety Cousin Bonnie had come to 
Betty's home in the country, and Betty, 
who was very proud to have a little 
friend to take with her to Sunday 
school, sang happily as she was get- 
ting ready on Sunday morning. All 
at once her mother came to the door. 
"O Betty, dear!" she said, looking 
greatly worried, "I was so busy yester- 
day that I forgot to iron your white 
dress. I'm so sorry, but I'm afraid 
you'll have to wear your pink ging- 

"O mother, it isn't good enough!" 
cried Betty. "I'd rather stay at home 
than wear it." 

"What would Bonnie do then?" ask- 
ed her mother softly. 

Betty did not answer that question. 
"Bonnie will have a lovely white dress 
to wear and so will all the other girls," 
she said. 

In the room across the hall Bonnie 
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white dress that lay on the bed, and 
as the door was open she could not 
help hearing what had been said in 
Betty's room. 

"I could lend her one of mine, 
mother," she whispered, "but I'm a- 
fraid they're all too small." 

Her mother did not answer. Instead 
she went quickly to the trunk and took 
out a pink gingham. 

"I know what you mean," cried Bon- 
nie gleefully, and in a minute she 
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ning over to Betty's room both at 

"I'm going to wear my pink dress 
so that we can both be alike," she 

Betty dried her eyes at once. For 
a minute she didn't say anything, and 
then she whispered softly: "You're 
just too sweet for anything, and I'd 
hug you if it wouldn't muss your 

Bonnie laughed happily, and soon 
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down the street on their way to Sun- 
day school. Other little girls in their 
class heard the story of the pink 
dresses, and the teacher always de- 
clared that the best lesson that day 
was taught by the two gingham 
dresses. — Mayflower. 


Whitefoot is a wise mouse. Last 
autumn- when Madam Viroe f ew south 
he noticed what a well-built cradle she 
left behind her. "What a cozy little 
house that would make me for winter!" 
said he to himself; and, hastening to 
the meadow, he gathered a quantity 
of milkweed down for a lining. Next 

be brought fine grass and the inner 
bark of a tree, which he deftly wove 
into a roof, for it would never do to 
have the snow and the rain falling 
upon him. He 'left a tiny round hole 
for his doorway. 

Under the roots of the tree to which 
his house was fastened he hollowed 
out a storeroom, and all the autumn 
he was busy gathering grain and seeds, 
cherry bits, and nuts till it was over- 
flowing. When the deep snow came, 
he slid down his tree trunk, scooped 
out two long tunnels, and invited all 
the neighboring whitefeet to come to 
his housewarming. What a merrv 
party they had! After the feast was 
f>"*»r, they played "hide and seek," 
"follow my leader," and ended with a 
lively game of "tag." It is only in 
the winter, when he can travel about 
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take much comfort in life. When 
there is no snow to hide him, he knows 
that the moment he ventures out a 
fox may grab him, a hawk or an owl 
may pounce upon him, or a snake may 
swallow him. — Margaret W. Leighton, 
in Boys and Girls. 


When Rose was sick with measles, 
none of the little girls could come 
near her; but she tried not to mind, 
for one morning on her tray was a 
beautiful little pink note from mother, 
promising her a candlestick party 
when she wa9 well. What in the 
world was a candlestick party? She 
found out on her birthday. 

Besides the big round cake with 
seven candles, each little girl had a 
toy candlestick at her plate, holding 
three tiny candles, all different shades 
of pink or rose color, because she was 
"Rose," you see. The little girls were 
as pleased as she, for they could carry 
their little candles home, candlesticks 
and all. — The Mayflower. 


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Once in the ages long ago 

Over the seas afar, 
Wise men I trow 
With hearts aglow 

Followed a shining star. 

Followed its mystical moving light 

That led by a weary way, 
To the humble home of the Lord of 

Where their gifts they spread as His 
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In the dawn of the day that we live, 
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Follow the light that leadeth them 

Follow with treasure to give. 

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And some in the city's soil, 
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their time, 
Their gifts of speech, their gifts of 


Their heads and their hands' hard 

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Is it on the star-marked way? 
Receiveth the King the Kingly part? 
Of all thou hast, and all thou art? 

O be of the wise today! 

From the Japan Evangelist. 


Mrs. A. M. Osgood. 

How interested you are in missions, 
Lucy. You make as real a thing of 
the work nowadays, as if India were 
no farther off than Boston," said Mrs. 
Proctor to her friend, Mrs. Landis, as 
they sat together sewing one pleasant 
autumn afternoon. 

Mrs. Landis smiled and said: "It 
is all owing to my cultivating a Mis- 
sionary Conscience. It would make 
a long story, but if you care to hear I 
will tell you a little of my experience. 
Perhaps you remember the meeting 
when that blessed little tract, 'Mrs. 
Pickett's Mitebox' was read. The 
thought of that tract went with me 
the rest of the week, and then on Sun- 
day, Brother Walton preached a Mis- 
sionary sermon, one point of which 
God sent home to my heart. It was 
this: he said, 'Have you cultivated 
your conscience in the direction of 

"Well, I could not forget his words, 
and I kept saying to myself, 'I wish 
I had a Missionary Conscience; I wish 
I had a Missionary Conscience.' Fi- 
nally I kneeled down and said, 'Dear 
Lord, I want to be truly alive to this 
branch of Thy work; I want to have 
it on my Conscience every day and 
all the day.' Answer me? Of course 
He did, and I got a wonderful bless- 
ing in every direction when God gave 
me my Missionary Conscience. For 
instance, one morning Robert went 
away without bringing up the coal for 
the day's use, as was his custom. The 
thought came: 'There, much he cares 
about easing my work! I guess I will 
touch him up a little when he comes 
home to dinner.' But my Missionary 
Conscience said, 'Suppose you were 
in Japan, where a man may divorce 
his wife if she talks too much. Think 
of being the wife of a heathen and 
having to do a little drudgery, with 
nothing better to look forward to,' — 
and I didn't say a word to Robert, but 
got him an extra nice dinner. 

"That afternoon I had a headache 
and was just going to grumble be- 
cause I could not go out calling, when 
my new Conscience said: 'What! 
grumble because you must stay in one 
afternoon. Do you remember the poor 
women shut up in tne zenanas, .. ith 
employment or diversion, never dar- 
ing to show themselves in the street 
unless closely veiled? Wnat is your 
headache compared to the heartaches 
your misisonary |sistefrs have when 
they see so much to be done and so 
few to help?' 

"One day I went into Watson's store 
intending to buy one of those em- 
broidered cloaks and a silk dress!, 
when that Missionary Conscience be- 
gan to repeat Bishop Thoburn's state- 
ment of the need of more helpers in 
India, for hundreds were asking for 
the light. He said that $1j would sup- 
port a Bible Reader a whole year. I 
just couldn't help getting less expen- 
sive things, and my new wrap felt 
extra warm when I thought of the poor 
souls that were feeling the warmth of 
the Gospel through the instrumentality 
of that money, for I gave $15 to the 
Woman's Foreign Missionary Society 
for a Bible Reader. 

"Then when I felt impatient with 
the children, my Conscience would re- 
mind me of the missionaries who part 
from their children for years, and per- 
haps forever, when they send them 
home to be educated. And when I 
kissed my little Edith good-night, I 
thought of those other little girls, only 
ten years old, who become the wives 
of grown men, and enter upon a life 
too terrible to describe, ending often 
in death, and I pVit little extras in my 
mite-box, for I followed Mrs. Pickett's 
plan of dropping in thank-offerings. 

"I thought my Missionary Conscience 
was educating me pretty well, when 
I came square up against an obstacle. 
One evening, Howard Ransom, that 
bright young fellow for whom we were 
all so interested, walked along with 
me after the sociable, and it came to 
me that now was a chance for me to 
speak to him on the subject of choos-. 
ing Christ, but I hesitated, when my 
Missionary Conscience whispered: 
What! you pretend to be so interested 
in missions, and think that you are al- 
most cut out for a missionary your- 
self, and can't even speak to a young 
man you have known for years? Isn't 
his soul worth an effort?' Ah, yes, I 
argued with Conscience and said, 'It 
would be easier talking with an eager 
heathen than a modern young man'; 
but the answer came, 'Preach the Gos- 
pel to every creature. Why not to 
this one?' 

"So I gave up and said — I don't know 
what — to Howard. My words were 
broken and weak, but my heart was 
full of peace. Howard only said, T 
shall not forget, Mrs. Landis,' but the 
next week he wrote me that my words 
were the last straw that decided him, 
and he had given himself to God and 
was about to prepare himself for the 
foreign field. Just think of it, Sadie! 
I have a share in a real, own Mis- 
sionary, for Howard sails next week 
for Korea. But I have not yet begun 
to tell you all the ways in which mis- 
sions have become interwoven in my 
every-day life. I will confess I used 
to think our monthly meetings were 
dry, and I did not hesitate for an 
excuse to stay away. One day I was 
house-cleaning, and wanted very much 
to finish that afternoon and made that 
an excuse for not going to the meet- 
ing, but my monitor woudl not let 
me rest. It said: 'It is your duty to 
go and try to make the work seem as 
real to the others as it does to you. 
Tell your sisters how the cause of mis- 
sions has woven itself into your every- 
day life, and brought you nearer to 
God and to all who are working for 
Him.' Of course I had to go, Sadie, 
and I told them of the wonderful words 
which some of the Missionaries had 
told me, and I related some of my per- 
sonal experiences, and we had a most 
delightful and helpful meeting. Mrs. 
Damon's statistics were not dull at 
all for I seemed to realize the work 
represented by the figures, and Mrs. 
Long's paper was about our heathen 
sisters in Japan, not simply the 
heathen women there. I have not miss- 
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God every day that He gave me a Mis- 
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"Because mine eyes were lifted high 
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A wondrous threnody. 

Ah, well the little joys go by, 

I smile remembering — 
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Had never seen'the King." 

— Theodosia Garrison. 


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so that we are unable to specify the 
items that this money represents. Up 
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tions this fiscal year over last is $11,- 
637.71.. Five thousand of this, how- 
ever, is the money that has been turn- 
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the past earnings of Our Homes. The 
exact increase, therefore, for the ttiree 
quarters is $6,637.71. These figures 
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list of appropriations made at the last 
Board meeting and unless we realize 
that so much of these collections is 
specialized so as to be unavailable for 
current expenses. As a matter of fact, 
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206 N. Davie St., 

Greensboro, N. C, 
Jan. 17, 1911. 

My Dear Mrs. Nicholson: 

Thank you so much for your sweet 
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telling you something of our Christmas 
joys, but it just seemed that I never 
could get to it. Am going to tell you 
about the Christmas tree our Brigade 
gave to a family in our town. You 
may use it in your columns or not 
just as you see fit and next time I will 
try to get some fresher news to you. 

Wish you could have seen us as we 
boarded the car in front of the church, 
Christmas tree and all. It was indeed 
a happy procession that marched up 
the hill from the car line to the little 
cottage where we were to give the 
tree. I was in front with the tree, 
then our third vice-President, Miss 
Maud Hester, came laden with a bas- 
ket of presents. My "assistant dea- 
coness," little Walter Robinson, had 
the drum and beat time for the proces- 
sion. One little girl was rolling the 
doll carriage that was to give so much 
joy to one of the dear children. The 
other little girls had gifts, fruits, can- 
dies, Christmas tree decorations and 
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Christmas tree. I had phoned the 
mother that I was- coming out for a lit- 
tle visit and wanted to see her alone, 
so she had a fire in the front room and 
was watching for me. Imagine her 
surprise when instead of just one dea- 
coness she saw this procession coming. 
Her children knew nothing of our 
plans so she took the Brigaders in 
the back room to play till Miss Hester, 
one of the larger girls, and I fixed the 
tree. When all was ready we invited 
the children in and I just wish you 
could have seen their faces. You could 
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then one little girl said in a stage 
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boy .cried, "oh a drum"! The mother 
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Bobbie was the proudest little fellow 
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When all the presents were given 
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the happiest time of all. Surely our 
Brigaders who were present realized 
fully that it is "more blessed to give 
than to receive." 

The whole of the Christmas time 
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May this new year bring to you 
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February 2nd, 1911. 

The Sunday School Lesson 

FEBRUARY 5, 1911. 
Elijah the Prophet Appears 
in Israel. 1 Kings 17. 

Golden Text — They that seek Je- 
hovah shall not want any good thing. 
Psa. 34:10. 

The Prophet of a Passionoate Alleg- 

Elijah is the very antithesis of Ahab. 
The king is an able man to whom relig- 
ion is an incidental part of life. 
Elijah is a powerful man to whom 
religion is a passion. Ahab felt quite 
easy and comfortable in the thought 
of making a place for both the wor- 
ship of Jehovah and the worship of 
the Phoenician Baal in Israel. The 
very thought of sach a compromise 
between the Phoenician cult and the 
worship of Jehovah filled Elijah with 
moral wealth. In Ahab and Elijah 
the secular temper and the religious 
temper confront each other and pre- 
pare to do battle. 

Elijah understood the real meaning 
of the age in a way which was quite 
impossible for Ahab. The deepest 
things of life burned in the blood of 
Elijah and his surging intensity of 
loyalty to the very best he knew gave 
his mind new ears and new eyes. He 
understood that religion is a master 
and not a servant. He understood 
that the moral religion of Jehovah 
could brook no rival. The throne of 
Jehovah must be an unshared throne. 
It was religious treason to suggest a 

Doubtless the passionate propagan- 
da of Elijah seemed to lack the sanity 
and wisdom of a more practical and 
judicial view of life, to some of his 
contemporaries. He failed to recog- 
nize the political exigencies of his 
time. He was so overwhelmed by his 
consciousness of religion that he was 
conscious of nothing else. His furious 
loyalty to Jehovah lacked that calm- 
ness which is necessary to command 
the respect of many unemotional men. 
It would not be very hard to criticise 
Elijah from the standpoint of an un- 
illuminated common sense. 

But after all, the prophet was right. 
In casual affairs the man of careful 
calculation and the man of that mental 
poise which has an instinctive dislike 
of ideas on fire, gets along wonder- 
fully well; but in the presence of the 
great issues of life good thinking can- 
not be done by a mind of low tempera- 
ture. Heat must be applied, and it is 
a mind with a burning consciousness 
of life's moral and spiritual quality 
to which the great prophetic message 
is given. 

Elijah was not the prophet of over- 
wrought- nerves. There have been 
men who mistook nervous vibrations 
for inspiration, but Elijah was the 
prophet of an overmastering, passion- 
ate loyalty to Jehovah. This made 
him great enough for the crisis in Is- 
rael. This made him the outstanding, 
dominant character of his time. 
The God of Nature. 

The prophecy of a great drought 
was a challenge. It was to bring home 
to the people the fact that Jehovah 
was the God who really had power. 
If the drought came it would be the 
most impressive sort of sermon to the 
people on Jehovah's lordship over na- 
ture. If it failed to come either Elijah 
was not a true prophet of Jehovah or 
Jehovah was not able to command na- 
ture at His will. The drought came. 
It was the bearer of burden and anxi- 
ety and suffering to all the people. It 
was a pronouncement they could not 
escape, for they all felt its effect. 

It is easy to see how particularly 
strategic this sermon in events was to 
Ahab. This was 1 the kind of sermon 
Ahab could understand. Elijah might 
have talked with Ahab by the hour 
about the pre-eminence of Jehovah 
without making much impression. 
Such ideas were outside Ahab's men- 
tal range unless they were enforced 
by facts. Ahab had the kind of mind 
which can ignore ideas, but cannot 
get away from facts. At the command 
of Jehovah's prophet a great drought 
devastated the land. 

It is doubtless true that the temper 
of Ahab was also the temper of many 
of the men and women of Israel. They 
too, were becoming sluggish as re- 

gards, the religious sanctions, while 
they were alert enough to other things. 
To strike them with words was like 
striking a ghost. The words made no 
impression. But if they were struck 
by hard events they felt the blow. A 
drought was something very definite 
and concrete. It could not be scorn- 
fully dismissed. It could not be laugh- 
ed out of court. No amount of clever 
argumentative evasion could change 
the fact when a man was hungry. 

The drought, then, represented God 
speaking in events. It was a sermon 
Israel could not refuse to hear. Men 
could not stay at home from a famine 
which included the whole country. It 
was a sermon whose meaning Israel 
must face. The prophet spoke one 
brief word and then disappeared, to 
let the facts speak for themselves. 

God's Care for the Prophet 

During the drought God cared for 
the prophet who had spoken out so 
fearlessly and who had such a great 
work yet to perform. As we read the 
story we are impressed by two things. 
The way in which God cared for the 
prophet was so very natural. It was 
also amazingly supernatural. 

Elijah was led to a stream whose 
waters he drank until the stream dried 
up. He was received into the home 
of a widow who every day prepared 
his food. All this is extremely natural. 

Ravens brought food to the prophet 
while he was hiding by the stream. 
As fast as the widow took from her 
small supply of food it kept increasing 
so that she was always just at the end 
of her store and yet the end never 
came. All this is supernatural. 

The man with a sharp, clear sense 
of God in human life, if he is also a 
man who believes that God is greater 
than His laws and piaster of His laws, 
will have no difficulty with miracles 
when the ethical occasion is great 
enough to justify them. In the great 
process of preparing for redemption 
he finds such a place of ethical justi- 
fication, and in the time of peculiar 
crisis when Elijah was at work he 
sees that miracles were singularly op- 

The thing about the miracles re- 
corded in today's lesson particularly 
worthy of emphasis is the way in 
which they fitted into human exper- 
ience and became part of human ac- 
tivity. The miracle was always a sup- 
plement of human activity. It was 
never a substitute for it. 

God always cares for His prophets, 
but he does not always keep them 
alive. For, profoundly, God is just as 
much caring for a man when He 
gives him grace to suffer or to die 
with perfect trust as when He deliv- 
ers him ut of adversity. There is a 
deliverance in hardship. Some proph- 
ets have had their greatest experience 
of God's care and His sustaining pres- 
ence when He gave them that final 
faith and devotion which surrendered 
life itself. 

Two things were happening in Eli- 
-'ah's experience as the years 'went by. 
One was his public work, where he 
was speaking out bravely Jehovah's 
word. The other was his own life of 
struggle and growth and the victory 
which came through battle. 

The Widow of Zarephath. 

This Phoenician woman was a per- 
son of unusual character. When, 
tense with suffering, she was pre- 
paring for the last meal she be- 
lieved she would ever eat with 
her son, she had enough self-control 
and courtesy to respond readily when 
a stranger asked her for a drink of 
water. Then when the stranger asked 
her to give the last meal to him, and 
promised that she should not go want- 
ing, she had the discernment to per- 
ceive that he was no impostor. 

Then as time went on she felt the 
moral emphasis in the prophet's char- 
acter. This Phoenician woman had 
sins she was trying to forget. The 
prophet had that about him which 
quite unconsciously to himself made 
moral demands. So when her son 
sickened and died she felt that all this 
had come in punishment for her sin. 
She would have sent the prophet away 
for she knew of no way of escape from 
sin, but the prophet would not go. 
He prayed for the boy. He delivered 
him restored into his mother's arms. 


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special way of advertising, as wo have no agents 
or stores. If you write at once, I will tell you how 
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in your own home entirely at our expense of 
freight and all. Then, after you've tried it for 
■a month or so— after you've had your friends 
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Are YOU 

A Well Dressed Person? 

If not. you can be, and at the same time cut down your clothing 
bills. It is not necessary to be continually buying new clothes in 
order to be well dressed, keep what you have in pood condition by 
sending them ;to us— our FRENCH DRY CLEANING process will 
not only remove all the dirt, stains and spots, but will freshen the 
material and brighten the colors wonderfully — and we press them 
so that they look and fit like new. 

Taken advantage of at frequent intervals, this service keeps 
your clothes in the best of condition and makes them wear 
twice as long. 

Charlotte Steam Laundry 

Charlotte, /V. C. 





The Earliest WAKEFIELD. The Earliest A little laier FLAT DUTCH. 

Cabbage Grown. 2d Earliest Flat Head Variety. than Succession. Largest and Litest Cabbnge. 


Established 1 863. Paid in Capital Stock $30,000.00 4*4£¥ 

We grew the first FROST PROOF PLANTS in 1858. Now have over twenty thousand satisfied 
customers. We have grown and sold more cabbage plants than ali other persons in th~ Southern 
states combined. WHY? Because our plants must please or we send your money back. Ordernow; 
it is time to set these plants in your section to g-et extra early cabbage, and they are the ones 
that sell for the most money. 

We sm three fens ©f Cabbage Seed per season i&4R2^fB3£. 

Fruit trees and ornamentals. Write for free eatalopr of ff*»st-proof plants of the best, 
containing valuable information about fruit and vegetable proving:. Prices on Cabbnce Plants:— 
In lots of 500 at S1.00: 1000 to 5000 $1 50 per thousand; 5.000 to 9.000 $1.25 per thousand: 10.000 and over 
$1.00 per thousand, f. o. b. Yonijes Island. Our special express rale on plants is very low. 

Win. C. Geraty Co., Box 67 Yonges Island, S. C 

And thus the woman of Zarephath 
learned of the graciousness of God. 

We may be sure that all her life 
the days when she sheltered a prophet 
of Jehovah in her house were kept 
fresh in her mind. More than the 
prophet had come to her, for the 
prophet had brought a wonderful sense 
of the nearness of his God. The days 
of clear religious consciousness as to 
many moral and spiritual things had 
not yet come, hut we need not doubt 
that the woman of. Zarephath deeply 
felt that the favor of God had been 
ministered to her through the proph- 
et's presence . Such an experience 
would enrich and uplift her whole 
life. One who reads between the lines 
finds the story of a life changed and 
illumined in this story of Elijah's visit 
to the Phoenician home. 


for Red, Weak, Weary, Watery Eyes 
and Granulated Eyelids. Murine Doesn't 
Smart — Soothes Eye Pain. Druggists 
Sell Murine Eye Remedy, Liquid, 25c, 
50c, $1.00. Murine Eye Salve ia 
Aseptic Tubes, 25c, $1.00. Eye Books 
and Eye Advice Free by Mail. 

Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago. , 

FREE to You $1.00 

Box of Larks rheumatic remedy will be 
sent you free. Use it according te direc- 
tions. If it cures your rheumatism send 
us $1.00. If not, you owe us nothing. 

THE LARKS CO., Dept. 22, 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

Tobacco Habit Banished 

ISHES all forms of Tobacco Habit in 72 
to 120 hours. A positive, quick and per- 
manent relief. Easy to take. No crav- 
ing for Tobacco after the first dose. One 
to three boxes for all ordinary cases. We 
guarantee results in every case or refund 
money. Send for our free booklet giving 
full information. Elders' Sanatorium, 
Dept. 33, St. Joseph, Mo. 

Our book teiis ho* to 
catch dead loads of fish where 
you failed the cld-fashion way. 
"Write for it. We pay the postage. Ten^ 
Y thousandsalisnedusersinoverSOstates. 

y^J We are sole manufacturers of Jic cele- . 
I^ii brated Double Muzzle Wire Fish Basket,^ 

Our sales cover over 20 states. 

-iffin, Oa. end Dallas, Tel. 

February 2nd, 1911. 



The Farm and Garden 


"A road between two important 
towns, which are, perhaps, already 
connected by a railway or by a trol- 
ley line, may seem to owners of an 
tomobiles to be more important than 
the more utilitarian roads leading 
back into the country away from the 
lailroad. At the risk of seeming to 
be officially actuated by selfish mo- 
tives, however, I will suggest that an 
interurban road of this character is 
not the one that, generally speaking, 
should receive first attention." There 
is just about a peck of good hard sense 
in this statement of President W. Vv". 
Finley's. We have insisted time and 
again, and we wish to repeat, that 
it is folly to begin road-building with 
these inter-State and "from city to 
city" highways. The road that you 
are interested in is the one you must 
travel to get to your market town, to 
the school house, the court house, the 
church. And these are the roads that 
need first attention. Begin at the 
towns and railway stations and im- 
prove the roads that run from them 
out into the neighboring country. 
When these are made passable, there 
will be time enough to begin talking 
of the big "highways," that are more 
ornamental but of less practical value. 
— Progressive Farmer. 

readily available in acid phosphate 
than in any other form, but if you have 
the clover to turn or manure to apply, 
you can profitably use the Thomas 
phosphate or the floats. But if you 
are simply trying to grow crops witn 
the acid of fertilizers, then you should 
use the highest grade, and you will 
make less money in the long run than 
if you farmed and improved your land. 
— -Prof. Massey, in Progressive Farmer. 


Letter after letter is now coming to 
me asking for fertilizer formulas for 
cotton, for corn, for peanuts, and all 
sorts of crops, the idea with most be- 
ing that they must have a formula 
for every crop planted. I can not 
know the needs of every man's land 
from a general description and no in- 
formation to advise a cure-all for every 
sort of land and every crop. What 
is needed more than fertilizer formu- 
las is a good rotation of crops and the 
growing and feeding of legume forage 
and the making of more manure, aided 
by the more liberal use of phosphoric 
acid and potash, while in many sec- 
tions the farmer who farms right will 
never need to buy anything in the 
way of fertilizers except plain phos- 
phoric acid. This is the controlling 
factor in any fertilizer formula. But 
when a man asks me for a formula 
for corn I am apt to tell him that the 
best I know is a crimson clover crop 
on which the farm manure has been 
spread in winter as fast as made. 
That will make cheaper corn than any 
fertilizer formula I can give. This is 
especially true if the manure has about 
100 pounds of acid phosphate or floats 
mixed in every ton. And the man who 
has a crimson clover sod to turn for 
his cotton will seldom need anything 
but a liberal dose of acid phosphate 
or Thomas phosphate, which, in such 
a case, will have a good influence in 
sweetening the acids for the clover. 
Our Southern farmers are clean "ferti- 
lizer crazy," as one writer has said. 
Practice a good rotation and grow 
plenty of peas and crimson clover and 
use phosphoric acid and potash three 
or four times as heavily as you have 
been using a complete low-grade 8 — 
2 — 2 — on your cotton, and you will get 
better results and cheaper. Then re- 
member that phosphoric acid is one 
and the same thing, whether it comes 
from rock or bone or Thomas phos- 
phate or floats. The only thing is to 
consider its availability. It is more 


Messrs Editors: — Don't plant an 
orchard on poor ground. The fruit 
trees are worthy of good land, and 
must have it, if good fruit is obtain- 
ed. If you can't spare the ground, 
plant in poor ground and begin at 
once making it rich by fertilizing with 
manure, leguminous crops, etc. 

As a general rule, look for a high 
place when deciding on the location 
of the orchard, and shun the low, wet 
places. A northern exposure is de- 
sirable. If put on a southern expos- 
ure, the trees are more apt to suffer 
from late spring frosts, as they will 
begin growth and bloom earlier than 
those on a northern exposure. 

Buy young and healthy trees, as they 
will make a better tree than the older 
ones, and will give you fruit just as 
early. The larger the tree, the more 
severe is the check from transplanting. 
It is a mistaken idea to think that 
the larger the tree when set out the 
earlier it will fruit. 

It is not good business "to trust your- 
self with remembering where each 
variety of fruit may be found. Get a 
large piece of white paper, and make 
a diagram of the orchard. Paste this 
sheet in an old copy book and fold 
it, and put away with your valuable 
papers. Label one side of the sheet 
north, one south, etc. Draw a line 
around the edge of the paper and let 
it represent the edges of the field. For 
each row of trees draw a line across 
the paper, and make a circle to indi- 
cate where each tree is planted. Under 
this circle write the name and the 
variety of the fruit. By keeping the 
above you will be able to locate any 
variety of fruit at any time. 

If you are not ready to proceed with 
the planting of the trees immediately 
after they arrive, "heel them in." Heel- 
ing-in is temporary planting, and is 
done by setting them losely together 
in a trench with the soil packed close- 
ly around the roots. Don't try to set 
them straight up, but allow them to 
slant at about a 45-degree angle. — L. 
A. Niven, in Progressive Farmer. 

The young trees should not be ex- 
posed while out of the ground while 
being handled. Where the rows of 
trees are to be set the land should be 
plowed deep and subsoiled. — W. F. 


A celebrated New York Aurist has 
been selected to demonstrate to deaf 
people that deafness is a disease and 
can be cured rapidly and easily in 
your own home. He proposes to 
prove this fact by sending to any per- 
son having trouble with their ears 
a trial treatment of this new method 
absolutely free. We advise all people 
who have trouble with their ears to 
immediately address Dr. Edward Gard- 
ner, Suit No. 480, No. 40 West Thirty- 
third Street, New York City, and they 
will receive by return mail absolutely 
free a Trial Treatment. 





Do you want Early Cabbage and plenty of them too? 

If so, buy your plants from us. They are raised from tlie best seed, and grown on the sen 
islands of ."oulli Carolina, which on account of being surrounded by salt water, raise plauis 
that are earlier and hardier than those grown in the interior. They can be set out sooner 
without danger from frost. Varieties: Early Jersey Wakefield. Charleston or Larse Wake- 
field, Henderson's Succession and Flat Dutch. All plants carefully counted and packed 
ready for shipment, and best express rates in the South. 


Cabbage Plants 

1.C00 to 5,000 - - - - $1.50 1,000 to 5,000 - - - - 

5.C00 to 9,000 ... - 1.25 6.C00 to 9.000 - 

10.C00 and over - 1.00 10,000 and over - - - 


Lettuce, Beet and Onion Plants 

Per 1 ,000 


Plants put up in bundles of 25 or over when requested. 

N. H. BUTCH COMPANY, Meggett, S. C. 


Gihbes PLANER 

A high-class portable Planer at a low 
fS„„ V°es fine work surfacing, matching, bead- 
ing ana making moulding. Suitable for custom 
work in saw mills, carpenter shops, box shops, 
I 1 *'- Feed rolls strongly geared, top feed rolls' 
held down by spiral springs. Solid steel cutter 
head, steel matcher spindles. The acme of per- 
fection for simplicity of construction, excellence of workmanship and durability. 
Write for catalogue. GIBBES MACHINERY CO.. Sellers of "Gibbes 
■Guaranteed Machmery"-All Kinds,— A 1 Value. Box 1260, Columbia, S. C. 


The Origin of Roystcr Fertilizers. 

Mr. Royster believed that suc- 
cess awaited the Manufacturer of Fer- 
tilizers who would place quality 
above other considerations. This 
was Mr. Royster 's idea Twenty- 
seven years ago and this is his 
idea to-day; the result has been that 
it requires Eight Factories to supply 
the demand for Royster Fertilizers. 




Note our prices: 1,000 to 4,000 plants at $1.25 per thousand; 5,000 to 
9,000, plants at S1.00 per thousand: 10,000 to 13.000 plants at 90c per 

Our varieties: Early Jersey Wakefield, earliest of all pointed head 
cabbage; Charleston Wakefield, same type, but larger and little later; 
Succession, large flat cabbage, earbest of its kind; Flat Dutch large 
and late, very desirable. W E GUARANTEE plants free from disease, 
full count, safe delivery and satisfaction or money refunded. 

All orders shipped same day received. Send money by Registered 
Letter. Express or Postcffice Money Order. 

Catalogue on cultere, etc., mailed free on request. 

0 TEE CARR-CARLTON COMPANY, Box 85 Meggetls. S. C. 



February 2nd, 1911. 

Our Children's 
Home Department 

JAN. 28th, 1911. 

Conducted by H. A. Hayes 


Rev. T. F. Marr, D. D., President, 


Rev. N. R. Richardson, Vice-President, 

Mount Pleasant 

G. F. Ivey, Secretary Hickory 

J. A. Glenn Wlnston-Saloni 

G. L. Hackney Ashuville 

C. H. Ireland Greensboro 

Rev. H. K. Boyer, D. D Charlotte 

Rev. Harold Turner StatesviHe 

J. L. Nelson Lenoir 

J. K. Norlleet Winston-Salem 

S. Li. Rogers Ralelgll 

Walter Thompson Coneoru 

James A. Gray, Treas Winston-Salem 

Rev. J. P. Rodgers, Financial Agent. 


H. A. Hayes, Supt Winston-Salem 


These — children small, 
Spilt like blots about the city, 
Quay, and street, and palace-wall 
Take them up into your pity! 

Ragged children with bare feet, 
Whom the angels in white raiment 
Know the names of, to repeat 
When they come on you for payment. 

Patient children — think what pain 
Makes a young child patient-ponder! 
Wicked children, with peaked chins 
And old foreheads! 

Sickly children, that whine low 
To themselves and not their mothers, 
From mere habit, — never so 
Hoping help or care from others. 

Healthy children, with those blue 
English eyes, fresh from their Maker, 
Fierce and ravenous, staring through 
At the brown loaves of the bakery. 

Little outcasts from life's fold. 

O my sisters! children small, 
Blue-eyed, wailing through the city — 
Our own babes cry in them all: 
Let us take them into pity. 

E. B. Browning. 


Dear friends, do you ever stop to 
think why it is that a child is put into 
an Orphan's Home? Do you under- 
stand that it is always the aftermath 
of a tragedy in the child's former life? 
The other day a group of our children 
were singing. There voices were sweet 
and joyful, their faces were bright 
and glad, to all appearances they were 
in the full enjoyment of childhood's 
heritage of happiness. 

But as we listened to their singing 
and looked upon their happy faces 
our thoughts went beyond sight and 
hearing and recalled the sad stories 
among the records in our office. Be- 
hind every smiling face lay heavy 
phadows — tragedies moire vivid and 
heartbreaking than the imaginings of 
poet or novelist. 

There in the background we saw 
poverty and destitution, sickness and 
death, ill-treatment and desertion, sin 
and shame. What a terrible setting 
it was for those pretty faces. But the 
children sang on. 

And even while we looked the shad- 
ows grew luminous with the glory of 
the unseen, and we knew that the 
"Father of the Fatherless" was there, 

"Standing back amid the shadows 

Keeping watch above His own." 

The vision changed. The shadows 
fled away. Along the bright vista of 
the coming years we saw these boys 
and girls grown to noble manhood and 
womanhood. Strong in body, educated, 
trained in habits of industry, dominat- 
ed by the spirit of Christian philan- 
thropy that had blessed their lives, 
now consecrating themselves to loving 
serveice for God and humanity. 

Then with glad and grateful heart 
we came back to the living present. 
It is a great responsibility, and also 
a glorious privilege, to which we are 
called. Dear friends, pray for us. 

"Look not mournfully into the past; 
It comes not back again. 
Wisely improve the present, It is thine. 
Go forth to meet the shadowy future 
Without fear and with a manly heart." 

Fine's Creek Charge, Crabtree, $6.- 
05; J. S. L. Orr, North Charlotte, $10.- 
00; Lowesville Charge, Stanly, $30.00; 
Ansonville Circuit, $4.75; Total, $50.- 



Lilesville: Mrs. A. Keller, $10.00; 
Miss Julia Garris, $2.00; Miss Delia 
Newton, $1.00; M. C. Maness, $5.00; 
J. B. Downer, $2.00; G. P. Maness, 
?2.00; J. T. Farlow, $5.00; Mrs. J. A. 
Seago, $.50; Mrs. J. D. McGreger, $10.- 
00; T. R. Bowman, $5.00; J. M. Simp- 
son, $2.00; R. L. Lindsay, $5.00; H. E. 
Livingstone, $5.00; Mrs. J. W. McGreg- 
er, $5.00; Master J. W. Bowman, $1.00; 
Vivien Ingle, $1.00; Miss May Ingle, 
$2.00; Clyde Ingle, $2.00; Mrs. J. 
W. Scarboro, $1.00; Subscribed. 
$9.01; S. L. Lindsay, $2.00; Mrs. M. J. 
Cox, $25.00; J. A. Cook, $5.00; Dr. J. 
E. Kerr, $25.00; S. E. Hatcher, $10.00; 
Ben Tyson, $2.50; G. L. Sinclair, $10.- 
00; M. P. Wall, $5.00; C. B. Porter, 
$5.00; W. R. Royall, $5.00; Mrs. S. S. 
Williams, $25.00. Wadesboro: J. R. 
Hurst, $5.00; Total, $200.01. 


Cash, $9.01; S. L. Lindsay, $2.00; 
Mrs. M. J. Cox, $10.00; J. A. Cook, 
$5.00; Mrs. S. S. Williams, $25.00; 
Total, $51.01. 

Paid on Former Subscriptions. 

Greensboro: H. B. Slack, $1.00; 
Mrs. Daisy Harrison, $25.00; J. H. 
Luther, Proximity, $1.00. Spencer: 

Mrs. S. S. Moore, $4.50; B. F. Waddell, 
$2.00. Salisbury: L. R. Putnam, 
$0.25; D. A. Beaver, $10.00; J. L. Nel- 
son, Lenoir, $25.00; W. J. Kennedy, 
Hickory, $5.00; W. A. Stanley, Newton, 
$5.00; J. M. Weaver, Asheville, $10.00; 
Miss B. E. Mecham, Linwood, $2.00; 
H. W. Laughlin, Concord, $5.00; Mrs. 
C. M. Thornton, Atlanta, $25.00; V. A. 
J. Idol, High Point, $20.00; Rev. C. R. 
Allison, Unionville, $10.00; Mrs. N. M. 
Patterson, Fort Mill, S. C, $1.00; Miss 
Bessie Patterson, Fort Mill, $1.00; Mrs. 
Ada B. Havner, Rutherford College, 
$5.00; W. A. Lowery, Kernersville, 
$5.00; Mrs. G. M. Chapman, Bostic, 
$5.00; Wayne Weaver, Asheville, $2.50; 
J. C. Ross, Salisbury, $2.00; J. N. 
Wise, Salisbury, $1.00; V. M. Spencer, 
Pomona, $1.00; W. M. Mecham, Lin- 
wood, $2.50; J. A. Hadley, Mt. Airy, 
$25.00; L. E. Anderson, Charlotte, $10.- 
00; Dr. G. W. Whitsett, Greensboro, 
$10.00; Total, $227.75. 

Take the Old Standard Grove's Taste- 
less Chill Tonic. You knew what you 
are taking;. The formula Is plainly 
printed on every bottle, showing: It Is 
■Imply Quinine and Iron In a tasteless 
<©rm, and the meat effectual form. For 
grown people and chll/ren. (• coats. 

It Is a Burning Shame 

that bo many Churches are without Buf- 
licLent insurance, and not properly sale- 
guarded against arc. 

The National 

Mutual Church 

Insurance Co., of 

Chicago— The 

Methodist Mutual 

fur n 1 8 h • b 
protect Ion 
and assists 
in preven- 
tion. Also 
wrl 96 tor- 
nado lr, 'ir- 

ance. Talc* 
part and 
yon can 
i .iff mon- 

ffeous rates; 
easy pay* 
menta; prof- 
Its to policy 
And your 
Church la 

entitled to share In these benefits. IT IS UP TO YOU, 
For applicatlonsand particulars address 
HENRY P. MAOILLL, Sec'y and Manager, 

184LaSalleSt., Chicago, III. 
Mrs. Alice H. Barcley, Agent M. E. Church Sooth 
South Brook 1UG, Louisville. Ky. 


VUllCU other word* yoa do net 
pay our email professional fee 
_ until cured and satisfied, a.rmaiu 

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i«ritatoClnQinrmU BeU Foundm Co* Cincinnati, Q. 






any time of the year 
if you uho Magic-* ish-Lnre. Best 
fi8h bait ever discovered. Keeps you busy 
pulling them out. Write to-day and get a 
box to help introduce It. Agents wanted. 
J. F. Gregory, Sept. 1, St. Louis. Ho 


establishes the daintiness of any 
housekeeper's dishes. Always re- 
liable and extra strong. Better 
than all the others. All 
flavors. At grocers — ltc.4Kc. 
Write for our little book of 
cooking receipts-free. Sauer's 
fcxtract Co.. Richmond. Va. 

The Origin of Georgia Marble 

Tbe exact period of the formation of this vast deposit of th? world's finest marble is not known, 
but more than fifty years ago the Cherokee Indians wore removed from their reservation in 
North Georgia to the Indian Territory, and then it was the white men came into undisputed pos- 
session of this country, rich in natural resources almost beyond reckoning or conception. Before 
this, white men, envious of the unquestioned riches with which the territory abounded, took up 
their residence and traded with the Indians. There were many disputes and quarrels between 
the races, with loss of life, and it was not until after the country was thrown open that real ad- 
vancement was made possible. In a United States census volume devoted to the subject, the 
opening- sentence reads; "The geological formations represented in Georgia embrace the Meta- 

morphic, the Paleozoic, the Triassic, the 

Cretaceous, Tertiary and Quartenary-" 

What Georgia Marble fs 

Georgia Marble is a crystalline formation, being 97.32 per cent, carbonate of lime. 
These tiny crystals are so closely interlocked as to prevent the slightest degree of absorp- 
tion or decomposition the absorption being bulsixone-hundredths of one percent. This 
same close fitting crystalline formation renders it hard and firm and the very best mate- 
rial for exterior building, interior finishing and monumental work, having a crushing 
strength of upwards of 10,000 pounds to the square inch, the greatest resisting power of 
any buil'ding stone in the world. Georgia Marble resists heat to upwards of 1,000 degrees 
Fah. in other words, it is practically fire proof. In color, there is "Cherokee,"* silver 
grev; "Creole," a mottled black and white; "Kennesaw," a pure white and "Cto- 
*vah," a most exquisite pink of varying shades. Summing it up in short, Georgia Mar- 
ble is the prettiest andmostsubstantial 
building and monumental material in 
the world. 


The Supply and the Plant 

The supply of Georgia Marble is in reality Inexhaustible; the principal formation being over sixty 
miles long-, from two to three miles wide and about 200 feet deep, and contains about Ave hundred 
billion feet of workable marble. The Georgia Marble Company is fully equipped for quarrying this 
stone, with all the latest improved machinery and operate a most gigantic plant. They work a day 
and ni~ht shift in their sawing mills, continuously, own their own pojer and e ec.rical plant, ma- 
chine^ wood working shops and mary g&fi^Zffltilttg ElZSlZ^SJBZSKk 
which connects the different quarrK-s w. h » J ? a VuuiXhuge steam aud electrical cranes, etc.. the! 
Nashville Railroad system. With f u j; ,,r . n, ° d "^Vn 'k e 'prompt delivery to any Point to the Unite? 
can supply any size and shape block desired and m; ftke Pr o i j > r appreciated fn e 

States or foreign countries. The magnitude of tins gieai. p**" rr «. ine 

marble is the largestin the world, and it» 
product is by far superior to any other stone 
for building or monumental purposes. 

The Uses of Georgia Marble* 

This celebrated Georgia Marble is used in a great many different ways, and for many purposes, but 
on account bf its beauty and lasting - qualities, it is especially valuable as a building- material, exte- 
rior and interior , and for monumental work. Being- superbly beautiful and matching 1 up so perfectly 
and also being- practically fire proof it ifl unsurpassed for interior finishing- and wainscoting-. An 
example of this can be seen in the Caiidler Building- of Atlanta, which is finished throug-hout with 
Georgia Marble. It is absolutely non-absorbent and proof ag-ainst dirt and other impurities of the 
atmosphere. These features also make it unexcelled as a monumental material — it is time and 
element-resisting, and when lettered the inscription presents a beautiful contrast to the background 
that renders it legible at a distance. It is the most superior American marble, and resembles in 
analysis and beauty the famous Parian marble of ancient times. 

Ask your dealer to shoiv you samples of "Cherokee," "Creole," "Etowah" and "Kennesaiv" Georgia 
Marble, and if he can't supply you, urite us and, we will put you in touch with a nearby dealer who can. 


February 2nd, 1911. 



Our Dead. 

"I am tha reeur«ctlon and the Life." — 

W« will insert an obituary of 150 words 
free of charge, For the excess ef 150 
words we charge one cent per word. 
Count the words in excess and send the 
money with obltuar/. Observe this rule, 
please. Do not put In original poetry. 

The above also applies to Tributes of 

Moore. — Mrs. John R.- Moore, nee 
Anna E. Mobly, was born April 7th, 
1852. Went to sleep in Him, January 
16th, 1911. She joined the M. B. 
Church, South, some forty years ago, 
to which she was always faithful and 
true. She leaves her husband, two 
brothers, one sister, three step daugh- 
ters, one step son, with a host of rela- 
tives and friends, to mourn their loss. 
Her death is a great loss to us 
all. But we know that our loss 
is her everlasting gain. She suf- 
fered severely for many months. 
Her sufferings are ended, her works 
will follow her, and her spirit has 
gone to its reward. The funeral ser- 
vices were conducted by the writer 
at Bethlehem Church, in Rockingham 
County, in the presence of a large 
number of friends and loved ones. 
"She is nx>t dead but sleepeth." May 
God's grace abundantly comfort these 
her loved ones. 

A. L. Aycock. 

Morgan. — On the morning of October 
31st, 1910, while returning from a 
visit about the farm, the saintly spirit 
of Solomon Morgan was suddenly call- 
ed to the great beyond. 

Mr. Morgan was born February 14, 
1833, being in his 77th year when 
the end came. On August 29, 1858, he 
was married to Louisa Wilhelm, who 
survived him only a short time. 

He joined the Confederate army in 
the spring of 1862, being enlisted in 
Company K., 57th N. C. Regiment. On 
December 13, of the same year, he 
was wounded, losing one arm at the 
battle of Fredericksburg. 

Brother Morgan also belonged to 
the army of the Lord. He joined the 
Lutheran church in early manhood 
and remained a member of the same 
until the autumn of 1868, when he unit- 
ed with the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, of which church he was 
a devoted member at death. He serv- 
ed his church faithfully and well, be- 
ing a trustee for a number of years. 

Brother Morgan was a good hus- 
band, a kind father, and a true man, 
of quiet manner, and deep piety. His 
life was a. sermon known and read of 
all men. The large congregation of 
neighbors and friends who gathered 
to do honor to his memory bore ample 
testimony to the high regard and es- 
teem in which he was held by those 
around him. 

The funeral services were held at 
Providence Methodist Church, by his 
pastor, Rev. J. T. Stover, assisted by 
Dr. J. C. Rowe, who preached the 
funeral sermon. His body was laid 
to rest in the cemetery near by to 
await the resurrection of the just. 
"Soldier of Christ, well done! 

Praise be thy new employ; 
And while eternal ages run, 

Rest in thy Saviour's joy." 

C. M. Short. 

to the grave by only a few weeks. 
Side by side these two pilgrims walk- 
ed down the stream of time; almost 
hand in hand they crossed over the 
river to their reward. They leave two 
sons and two daughters, twenty-nine 
grand children, and four great grand- 
children who will rise up and call 
them blessed. The names of the child- 
ren are: F. Ivy and Adam S. Morgan, 
of Salisbury; and Edith R. Rufty and 
Laura J. Miller, of the county. 

Sister Morgan joined the Lutheran 
Church when quite a young girl, join- 
ing the Methodist Church with her 
husband in 1868, in which church she 
remained a faithful communicant un- 
til death. She was a great church 
worker, and was loyal and true to all 
its obligations. Often in Revival meet- 
ings, she would go out and persuade 
sinners to come to the Lord. Her 
former pastor remarked that she was 
always in her place on preaching days, 
and if she was absent, he knew she 
was not well, or was on some mission 
of love. It was the privilege of this 
writer to visit her just before her 
last illness, and he found her alive to 
the interests of her church, salicitous 
for the welfare of her pastor, and with 
strong trust in God. 

The in.luene of such a Christian 
mother cannot be measured by the 
standards of time; it is enough to 
believe that it will abide as a rich 
heritage to her children and grand- 
children. The funeral was conducted 
from Providence Methodist Church by 
her pastor, Rev. J. C. Mock, assisted 
by Rev. P. W. Tucker, a former pastor. 

Out in the church yard she was put 
away beside her husband and life-long 
companion. Together they had jour- 
neyed in life; now, their bodies shall 
rest side by side, until they awake in 
His likeness. ■ - 

C. M. Short. 

Quarterly Meetings 

D. Atkins, Presiding Elder, 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Fairview, Sharon Feb. 4, 5 

Tryon and Saluda, Saluda Feb. 11, 12 

Flat Rock Feb. 12, 13 

Central Feb. 19 

Bethel Feb. 19 

Haywood Street Feb. 26 

North Asheville Feb. 26 


J. R. Scroggs, Presiding Elder. 
Charlotte, N. C. 
First Round. 

Polkton, Polkton Feb. 4, 5 

Matthews, Matthews p. m., Feb. 5, 6 

Second Round. 

Charlotte, Brevard St., night Jan. 31 

Charlotte, Duncan Memo., night.. Feb. 1 

Charlotte, Tryon St Feb. 5 

N. Charlotte, N. Charlotte, night, ..Feb. 8 

Mt. Zion, Mt. Zion Feb. 11 

Charlotte, Trinity Feb. 12 

Charlotte, Calvary Feb. 12 

Pineville, Harrison Feb. 18-19 

Charlotte, Seversville Feb. 19 

Deri la.. Hiekorv Grove Feb. 25-26 

Charlotte, Belmont Feb. 26 

N. Monroe, Center March 4 

Unionville, Unionville March 5-6 

Morven, Bethel March 11-12 

Wadesboro, Wadesboro March 12 

Ansonville, Wrightman March 18-19 

Lilesville, Shady Grove March 25-26 

J. E. Gay, Presiding Elder. 
Franklin, N. C. 

Hiawassee Ct., Ranger Feb. 4, 5 

Murphy Station Feb. 5, 6 

Hayesville Ct., Oak Foest Feb. 11, 12 

Webster Ct., Cullowhee Feb. 18, 19 

Glenville Ct., Nortons Feb. 25, 26 

Rockett — Mr. Delauter Rockett ; of 
Burke County, aged about 60 years, 
died December 22. His parents died 
when he was only about four years of 
age. He professed faith in Christ anri 
joined the Methodist Church about 
20 years ago. He tried to live a con- 
sistent Christian life, and raise his 
children right. He leaves one brother, 
a wife, 9 children and 31 grand children 
to mourn their loss. It was the privil- 
ege of the writer to visit him in his 
last sickness, twice while he was in 
Grace Hospital in Morganton. He was 
suffering severely but talked freely 
about his spiritual condition. He seem- 
ed to realize that* the time of his de- 
parture was near, and said that he was 
ready. He greatly appreciated the 
kind attention shown him, and said 
that if he got well, he was going to 
do more for the sick than he had ever 
done. His funeral service was con- 
ducted in old Gilboa Church of which 
he was a member in the midst of sor- 
rowing relatives and friends, to await 
the final summons of the resurrection 
morning. May the relatives and 
friends have sustaining grace. 

E. J. Poe. 

W. R. Ware, Presiding Elder. 
Greensboro, N. C. 

First Round. 

Liberty Ct., Liberty Feb. 4, 6 

Second Round. 

Spring Garden St 11 a. m., Feb. 12 

U. Greensboro, Whitsett Feb. 12 

West Market St 11 a. m., Feb. 19 

Centenary Feb 19 

VV. Greensboro, Friendship . . . .Feb. 25, 26 

Caraway Memorial, night Feb. 26 

High Point, Washington St., 

11 a. m., March 5 
High Point, So. Main St., night.. March 5 
Randolph Ct., Mt. Gillead ...March 11, 12 
Asheboro Ct., West's Chapel .. March 18, 19 

Asheboro Station March 19, 20 

Uwharrie Ct., Siloam March 25, 26 

Denton Ct., Pleasant Grove. .. .April 1, 2 

Ruffin Ct., Lowes April 8, 9 

Reidsville April 9, 10 

Kamseur and Franklinvllle, Franklinville, 
April 16, 17 

Liberty April Is, 16 

VVentworth Ct., Carmel April 22, 23 

Pleasant Garden Ct., Zion April 27 

Randleman and Naomi, 

April 30 and May 1 

Walnut St May 7 

Coleridge Ct., Olivet May 13, 14 

Will the pastors please invite their mis- 
sionary committees and church leaders 
to the quarterly meetings on Saturdays — 
if necessary, urge them to come. We 
will endeavor to make it helpful and in- 
structive to them. Where desired we will 
hold mass meetings in connection with 
the quarterly meetings. 


E. L. Bain, Presiding Elder. 
Statesville, N. C. 
Second Round. 

Statesville, New Salem Feb. 4, 5 

Statesville, Race St Feb. 5, Men. 22 

West Statesville, Bethel Feb. 11, 12 

Stony Point, Pisgah Feb. 18, 19 

Lenoir, Dist. Preachers' Meeting, 

Feb. 22-24 

Alexander, Taylorsville Feb. 26, 27 

Iredell, Macedonia March 4, 5 

Mooresville, Triplett March 11, 12 

Davidson March 12, April 3 

Catawba, Concord March 18, 19 

Statesville, Broad St Mch. 19, Apr. 24 

Rock Spring, Rehoboth March 25, 26 

Maiden, Pisgah March 26. 27 

Troutman, Vanderberg April 1, 2 

Mooresville April 2, 3 

Lenoir Ct., Harper's Chapel. .. .April 8, 9 

Lenoir Vpril 9, 10 

Whitnel, Olivet April 10, 11 

Caldwell, Rocky Mount April 15, 16 

Granite Falls April 16, 17 

Hickory April 21, 23 

Hickary, Bethel April 22, 23 

Newton April 30, May 1 

The preachers will reach Lenoir on 
afternoon train, February 22 and remain 
till Saturday morning. Revs. H. K. Boyer, 
D. H. Comann and T. C. Schuler are 
expected to be present. 

Morgan. — Louisa Morgan was born 
November 7th, 1840, and departed this 
life at the home of her son in Salis- 
bury, December 21st, 1910. 

'The pilgrimage of this mother in 
Israel had been long on the earth, she 
having lived out her three score and 
ten years. Her husband preceded her 



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Above statement true-rub. 

M. H. Vestal, Presiding Elder. 
North Wllkesboro, N. C. 

Watauga, Valle Crucis .Feb. 4, 5 

North Wilkesboro Ct., Union.. Feb. 18, 19 

Wilkes Ct., Adley Feb. 25, 26 

Wllkesboro Sta. Feb. 11, 12 

J. C. Rowe, Presiding Elder. 
Salisbury, N. C. 

Salem Feb. 4, 5 

Woodleaf Ct., Woodleaf Feb. 11, 12 

Bethel— Big Lick, Bethel Feb. 18, 19 

New London, New London ...Feb. 25, 26 

W. H. Willis, Presiding Elder. 
Waynesvllle, N. C. 

Mills River, (Chapel) Feb. 4, 5 

Brevard Circuit Feb. 11, 12 

Brevard Station Feb. 11, 12 

R. M. Taylor, Presiding Elder. 
Mount Airy, N. C. 

Pilot Mountain, Pinnacle Feb. 4, 6 

,,'onesville, Jonesville Feb. 11, 12 

lOlkin Feb. 12, 13 

T. F. Marr, Presiding Elder. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

First Round. 

Jackson Hill Feb. 4, 6 

Second Round. 

Walkertown Feb. 12 

West End Feb. 12 

Farmington, Smith Grove Feb. 18-19 

Advance, Mocksville Feb. 19-20 

Centenary Feb. 26 

Forsyth, Marvin March 4-5 

Grace March 5-6 

N. Thomasville, Fair Grove.. Mar. 11-12 

Thomasville, Main St March 12-13 

Kernersville, Oak Ridge March 18-19 

Burkehead March 19-20 

Cooleemee March 26 

Mocksville March 26-27 

Davidson April 1-2 

Southside April 2-3 

Jackson Hill April 8-9 

Davie, Salem .• April 15-16 

Lewisville April 22-23 

Linwood, Cotton Grove April 29-30 

Lexington April 30 

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R. M. Hoyle, Presiding Elder. 
Shelby, N. C. 

Green River, Bethlehem Feb 4, 5 

Broad River, Tanner's Grove.. Feb. 11, 12 

Forest City, Forest City Feb. 18, 19 

Cliffside, Oak Grove Feb. 25, 26 

Henrietta and Caroleen at Henrietta at 
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S. B. Turrentlne, Presiding Elder. 
Shelby, N. C. 

Polkville, Rehoboth Feb. 4, 5 

Cherryville, St. Paul's Feb. 11, 12 

S^uth Fork, Ebeneeer Feb. 18, 19 

Lincoln Ct., Marvin Feb. 26, 26 

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VOL. LVL— No. 6 

ffiur Campaign of Ettmupliem 


Every consciencious pastor in the Western North Carolina Confer- 
ence is at this moment planning and praying for a wise campaign of 
evangelistic, or soul-saving, work in his charge. He knows that the 
first requisite is the spirit of a true evangelism in his own heart. 
As he prays and thinks he finds himself deprecating his own unfitness 
and cries out, "Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of 
unclean lips." The search-light is turned for the time being upon his 
own moral and spiritual nature. 

This is as it should be, for no man is sufficient for these things — no 
man is capable of being the leader in a campaign of soul-saving till he 
has in himself the consciousness of the indwelling Spirit — till his lips 
have been touched with the live coal from off the altar. The con- 
sciousness of the heavenly annointing is what qualifies one for saying, 
' ' Here am I, send me. ' ' 

Granting that this qualification has been sought and realized, can 
we conceive of a man deliberately farming out his part in this holy work? 
Is there not danger of grieving the Spirit by a sort of cowardly turning 
away from our duty as pastors and trying to lay the burden of leadership 
upon others ? The pastor who fails to appreciate his providential place 
of leadership in the work of soul-saving robs himself and his people of 
the greatest possible blessing of his ministry. 

# * # * 

On the question of evangelistic method we commend the following 
thoughtful paragraphs from the editor of the Northwestern Christian 
Advocate : 

"In many minds it is a question whether we have yet learned the 
method of evangelistic enterprise best calculated to make the gospel 
effective. The meager aggregate of gain in membership when considered 
in the light of our working force, our plant, and our expenditure of 
money, is to the point. * * * Let it be said again : Methodism has 
a gospel that men need ; there are hundreds of thousands who are with- 
out that gospel. Why do not the two get together?" 

# # # # 

A gospel shown to be efficient in the Church is the first condition of 
compelling interest on the part of those who are without. 

# # # # 

"When the church is awakened the world takes notice. There is a 
quick and powerful contagion in religious earnestness. Spiritual passion 
spreads like a fire. But the earnestness and the passion must be 
genuine; they must be of the very texture of the common religious 
life. The Church suffers from revival occasionalism. There are zeal 
and effort two, three, four weeks in the year; and the rest of the year 
there are apparent indifference and a somnolent pedestrianism. No 
sensible man is greatly impressed by such a spectacle. He is more than 
likely to feel that the occasional spurt of religious zeal and effort is 
|| professional and a trifle perfunctory, and that as soon as it is over 
the Church will care just as much or just as little as it did before 
the outbreak. A friend tells of one good woman who wrote of the 
Church: " We have an annual spasm in January. For thirty days we 
hear nothing but 'Eescue the perishing; care for the dying,' but as 
soon as the meetings are over we settle down in ease and the gospel 
of the perishing is not mentioned for another year." A revival that 
is "worked up" is soon "worked out"; and a Church at ease for eleven 
months is a serious handicap to the Church distressed for one month. 
By the time the curious outsider has recovered from his surprise that 
the Church should be distressed at all, the Church is at ease again and 
the outsider is now surprised at his surprise. 

# # # # 

The special evangelistic campaign can never be a substitute for this 
earnest life on the part of the Church. 

Of the value of evangelistic campaigning as at present conducted 
there is widespread doubt among serious observers. Chicago has just 
conducted one of the most perfectly managed campaigns in the history 
of American Christianity. It was the third in a remarkable series — 
Dr. Torrey being followed by Gipsy Smith and Gipsy Smith by Messrs. 
Chapman and Alexander. One hesitates to comment upon the outcome 
as reflected in the life of the Churches. The Northwestern has now in 
the hands of city pastors a questionnaire dealing with this most recent 
experiment. Already the answers from thirty of the fifty pastors 
are in hand. More depressing, more disappointing reading can hardly 
be imagined. There is practical unanimity in the opinion that so far 
as additions to the membership, or of increase in religious zeal in the 
Church or in the community are concerned, the revival made next to 
no impression whatever. The analysis of the reports will be dealt with 
later. The generalization is submitted in evidence of the proposition 
that, so far as our generation is concerned, the Church as a Church 
must do its own evangelistic work or there will be no extension of the 
Kingdom worth mentioning. 

The careful husbanding of resources already in hand yields large 
and substantial reward. 

* # # # 

Whatever one's view of "professional" evangelism, the pastor sur- 
renders a vital factor in leadership when he yields to the devil-bred 
fancy that he has no aptitude for evangelistic work. That such a fancy 
obtains with altogether too many good men is a matter of common ob- 
servation. And "professional" evangelism is largely responsible for 
it There are ministers so constituted that the idea of making people 
stand up to witness to their acceptance with God, or sit down to wit- 
ness to their want of such acceptance, or sign cards to witness to 
their desire for such acceptance, would be unconquerably repellent. 
To them the use of posters, of electric signs, of press notices, and all 
the paraphernalia of publicity is a sin against decency and the spirt of 
worship. They cannot away with it. Having identified this with the 
evangelistic method they find in themselves no aptitude for evangelism. 
The cure for this is a better and larger view of the evangelistic commis- 
sion. To ask one of the official board in a frank yet intimate way con- 
cerning the religious welfare of his family; to make friends with a 
man with no religious profession or persuasion and in the confidence of 
personal talk to direct his mind to a higher friendship in God ; to have 
and to show a neighborly and serious concern for the careless and ap- 
parently indifferent young man or young woman and by a word or 
a note or the gift of a book to start a new and better course of thinking ; 
to come before the boys and girls of the Sunday School and make an 
appeal to susceptible minds in behalf of God, of one's own love for 
them, of a noble life and a blameless appearing in judgment — all these 
has in himself the consciousness of the inwelling Spirit — till his lips 
reaching as any displayed by the modern professional campaigner. 
Moreover, they are methods quite congenial to the most natural and 
available points of contact for the exercise of a true pastoral helpful- 
ness. # # # # 

Evangelistic success is less the result of method than of the willing 

Are we agreed and are we determined that the unsaved shall be 
saved? This is the fundamental issue. On the basis of a general 
agreement and determination the Church will find a method old or new ; 
it is a question of finding a method that will work in the world of today. 
God is eager to bring the world to himself; His ear is not heavy that 
it cannot hear, nor His arm shortened that it cannot save. The day of 
the Church's willingness and determination will be the day of His 



February 9th, 19U 


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D. B. Coltrane, President Concord, N. C. 

Rev. J. R. Scroggs, Vice-President. .Charlotte, N. C. 

N. L. Eure, Secretary Greensboro, N. C. 

W G. Bradshaw High Point, N. C. 

T. C. Hoyle Greensboro, N. C. 



Rev. N. R. Richardson, of the Mount Pleasant 
circuit, sets a flue example for all pastors in his 
work for circulating the Advocate among the peo- 
ple of his charge. He has always been successful 
in this work. His plan is to work this in pastoral 
visiting. As he goes from house to house he never 
fails to make an effort to get the paper in and 
the result is that his list is growing all the time. 

Rev. M. A. Osborne, of Old Fort Circuit, works 
on the same plan and is having fine success. This 
plan will always succeed even where there is little 
to encourage for the good reason that a mau is 
really stronger with his people as a diligent pas- 
tor looking after all the interests of his charge 
than from any other relation. 

We trust that others will profit by the example 
of these brethren. All our pastors working quietly 
in this way could soon turn a constant stream of 
patronage to their church literature and at the same 
time quicken interest in all the work by turning 
a stream of light into the dark places. 


We have received the first issue of this new 
periodical which is the result of the consolidation 
of the Woman's Missionary Advocate, Our Homes 
and Go Forward, the former missionary publica- 
tions of the church. The paper is to be issued 
monthly and will be sold at 50 cents per year. This 
first issue is full of interesting matter and gives 
promise of a periodical in keeping with the great 
church which it is to represent. We do not spe- 
cially like the magazine form in which it is made up, 
but this is no serious matter. 

We regret that our Board of Missions insists on 
putting out a publication at less than cost which is 
all the time aiding and abetting a cheap sentiment 
among our people with regard to the Conference 
periodicals. Tnis is especially true among that class 
of people who are not able to discriminate. For- 
getting that the resources of the Missionary De- 
partment of a whole church are behind this publi 
cation, they insist that the Conference paper should 
be sold as cheaply as Go Forward was sold, or 
as the voice is at present. 

The whole church should profit by the example 
of the women of the Home Mission Society, who 
made their organ, Our Homes, not only self-sup- 
porting, but out of the receipts established a large 
fund for the help of the work. Does the reader ask 
how this was done? We answer, by all working 
in a persistent, systematic way for the circulation 
of their paper, and keeping it at a price which 
insured a reasonable profit. With the same sort 
of systematic and energetic work the North Caro- 
lina Christian Advocate, or any Conference paper 
with as large a constituency, can be made both 
a useful and profitable enterprise. Our people are 
able and willing to give our literature strong sup- 
port and we ought to go after them like these good 
women without apologies and see that it is done. 

When we all get accustomed to it there is no room 
for doubt that we shall be pleased with the change 
which gives us one periodical where before we had 
three. Long may this voice of the Missionary be 
heard among us! 


Sanctification does not mean sanctimoniousness. 
It is exceedingly unfortunate that one of the cardi- 
nal doctrines of our church, as well as one of the 
most precious truths of God's word, should have 
been so mistaught and misapplied as to have become 
odious to many. To sanctify means to set apart, 
to consecrate fully and unreservedly. This is what 
every child of God is called to do and when he 
does it by faith in the Son of God, there comes that 
sense of peace and consciousness of the abiding 
presence of God which gives one victory over sin. 
This is the joy unspeakable and full of glory. No 
Christian who makes the full surrender of all to 
Christ can be separated from this sense of peace 
and perfect trust. 

The Religious Telescope referring to this subject 

"The doctrine of sanctification has been abused 
so much that it is deprived of its rightful place in 
the pulpit and in the press. The cause has been 
injured most by its professed friends. When an 
irresponsible band comes to a church begins meet- 
ings, and the members tell how they s have not sinn- 
ed for seven or ten years, and how they have reach- 
ed a place of perfection where it is impossible for 
them to go wrong, a Biblical doctrine is being mis- 
represented and abused. But sanctification, as a 
complete, unreserved dediaction to the work of 
the Lord, ought to have a place in our pulpit mes- 

The disfavor which sanctification has met on 
account of a certain class of exponents has well 
nigh driven the term from our ecclesiastical vocabu- 
lary. The doctrine, however, has not been for- 
saken. The holy life is emphasized, but under 
other terms. We may call it complete dedication, 
the infilling ef the spirit, the baptism of the Holy 
Ghost. Such terms are used with various mean- 
ings, sometimes without a clear conception in the 
mind of the speaker. The practical need for such 
consecration is evident everywhere, no matter what 
the term employed. There is present-day demand 
for separation from the world, for devotion to the 
cause Of Jesus Christ, without oral or mental reser- 
vation. We must have a distinct religious life, 
without allowing encroachment on the part of busi- 
ness or sin. Failure to emphasize the separateness 
from the world has permitted so close association 
of Christians and non-Christians in all social, po- 
litical, and business affairs of life that an eye must 
be trained to observe the difference. 

"Jesus Christ should have the preeminence in all 
things, according to the language of the Apostle 
Paul. Whatever else we do should have a second- 
ary place, and should be engaged in with a pur- 
pose to help that which is of primary importance. 
We cannot give Jesus Christ the preeminence if 
our chief use of religion is to help us in social 
affairs, business expediency, or political preferment. 

"Sanctification has a clear meaning to men who 
do not try to make it an occasion for hairsplitting 
argument. It comprehends a devotion of life and 
talent and possession, in a word, of one's entire 
influence, however gained or maintained, to the 
promotion of the Christ life in himself and in his 
associates. Then there will be greater fruitage of 
regenerated souls. No tree can bear a kind of 
fruit unless it is living that kind of a life. If the 
life is there, it takes pretty unusual weather, blight- 
ing frosts, and chilling winds to prevent fruit- 


It is disquieting to see how some present-day 
Methodists are catching on to sentiments that 
are altogether out of harmony with the spirit of 
those who founded the church. They have been 
clamoring for an elaborate ritual and now they 
want cathedrals. They would be willing to 
millions that ought to be consecrated to the sup- 
port of an adequate missionary program go into 
costly houses of worship with no higher motive 
than that of impressing .the public with the no- 
tion of denominational greatness. 

W T e are in sympathy with the movement now on 
foot to erect a suitable house of worship in the 
city of Washington such as has been planned by 
the committee. The North Carolina Christian Ad- 
vocate, after a visit of the editor to old Mount 
Vernon Place Church in that city, in December 
1903, urged the necessity of the whole church mov- 
ing together and erecting there such a church as 
would becomingly represent our denomination. But 
vye did not have in mind a great cathedraL We 

are not in favor of Methodist cathedrals in Washing- 
ton City nor in any other place. Such buildings 
do not represent the spirit of Methodism, nor will 
our people stand for them. 

We heartily endorse what Dr. Vaughan has to 
say with reference to this in a recent number of 
the Pacific Methodist Advocate, as follows: 

"The Western Christian Advocate, commenting 
on the movement in (.he Southern Methodist church 
to put several hundred thousand dollars into a 
cathedral at the national capital, asks, "Why can- 
not American Methodism unitedly build such a 
church?" remarking, "If there is any place where 
the essential unity of Methodism should be empha- 
sized it is at Washington." To this the St. Louis 
Christian Advocate makes reply: "We not only 
second this motion of Dr. Levi Gilbert, the brainy 
and big-hearted editor of the Western, but con- 
gratulate him on having made the wisest and 
most far-reaching suggestion we have heard or read 
in a long time. The M. E. Church could easily 
raise a million and we could raise a half mill- 
lion of dollars with which we could build a church 
that would be really worthy of American Method- 
ism. That would bless our nation and world for 
a thousand years. An up-to-date church, with the 
best facilities for Sunday School and lecture work, 
with two of the ablest preachers to be found in the 
North and South for co-pastors." 

Such a church would die of heartfailure. If this 
could be done on so grand a scale, why not try 
it on a smaller scale? 

But what two congregations have enough men 
with such impractical ideas as set forth here by 
these two brainy editors as to put them into prac- 
tice? Our only excuse for the off-color of these 
brilliant editors is that if Homer nodded, as is 
claimed by the craft, so these confreres may have 
done so or were caught off their guard when they 
penned such impractical and unworkable ideas. 
Have these wise editors ever had any experience 
running so small a thing as a union Sunday school — 
a thing which dies before it . really gets under 
way — no two families can live peaceably under 
the same roof, nor can any community run a union 
Sunday school or a union church. 

Rather modestly let us make the suggestion, . 
namely, unite the two Methodisms, including in 
the ,union the other American branches of Method- 
ism, and then build a church in the National Capi- 
tal to meet present-day demands and the needs of 
posterity for thousands of years to come. 


By a decisive vote the United States Congress 
decided last week that the exposition to be held 
in 1915, celebrating the completion of the Panama 
Canal, shall take place in San Francisco instead 
of New Orleans. So far as the bulk of the United 
States is concerned they might as well have de- 
cided to hold it in Manilla. It is said that politics 
was the decisive factor in determining this question, 
Mr. Taft lending all the influence of the adminis- 
tration to carry the vote for San Francisco. 
* * * * 

The editor of the Stanly Enterprise, which by 
the way is one of the best weekly newspapers 
coming to this office, bewails a bad habit of some 
subscribers: "There is no law which compels 
a man to take a paper for which he has not sub- 
scribed, nor one for a longer term than it has been 
paid. But the law is explicit as regards the person 
who continues to take a paper from the office or 
allows it to be taken out by some one else. The 
newspaper man cannot carry on his mind the ac- 
counts of the several hundred persons who take 
his paper, but each one of his subscribers owes 
him the duty of giving notice of any change of 
address or desire to discontinue. It is a sorry 
thing for a subscriber to knowingly let a paper run 
a year or more overtime and refuse to pay simply 
because of a condition entirely beyond the publish- 
er's control. A subscriber is regarded such until 
notice is given to the contrary, and The Enter- 
prise hopes it does not have many subscribers who 
will occasion it losses through their carlessness 
or negligence." 

The Advocate has lost enough on an average to 
pay the editor's salary and all the clerical expenses 
of the office for the last ten years on negligent 
saints who insist that they are under no obligation 
to pay for a paper continued to them after the time 
paid for has expired. Right recently, in our effort 
to be a little more careful to accommodate this class 
of subscribers and not being able to discriminate 
in every case, we have given mortal offense to some 

February 9th, 1911 



who happened to fall under the scimiter and they 
have written us "huffy" letters, saying we were 
afraid to trust them for a little while. So what is 
a poor mortal to do? And these are all good church 
folks at that, Brother Bivins! 

m » •*•.-* 

The Editor of the Central Methodist Advocate 
calls attention to the fact that the first concern 
of Methodists is life rather than organization. He 

Bishop McTyiere, in his History of Methodism, 
shows clearly that it was a "new life and not 
a new organization" that originated the Methodist 
movement. Methodism was not organized into a 
Church to furnish the world with a model ecclesias- 
tical organization. It has grown into a creditable 
and admirable form of Church government and 
worship, but it does not claim absolute scriptural 
warrant for every detail of either form or polity. 
It modestly claims adherence to New Testament 
trend and principle, recognizing that there is no 
detailed form of worship nor of Church govern- 
ment prescribed in the inspired word. Hence, 
Methodism has never claimed to be the Church 
of Christ, but a Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. 


The Executive Committee of the Board of Mis- 
sions of the Western North Carolina Conference 
was in session in this city on Monday of this week 
and mapped out a plan and program for the mid- 
year meeting the Bo,ard which will be held at 
Hickory, on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 7, 8. 
The Executive Committee is composed of the fol- 
lowing brethren: Rev. J. H. West, Chairman, 
Wadesboro; Rev. C. A. Wood, Secretary, Asheboro; 
Rev. R. M. Courtney, Treasurer, Thomasville; Rev. 
H. K. Boyer, Charlotte, Field Secretary, and Mr. 
C. H. Ireland, Lay Leader, Greensboro. We pre- 
sume the full program will be published next week. 


Just as we go to press we learn of the death of 
Rev. T. A. Boone, which occurred at the home of 
hi!* 1 daughter in Mocks ville, on last Sunday. Brother 
Boone was one of the oldest and best known mem- 
bers of our Conference. He joined the South Caro- 
lina Conference at Sumter, S. C, in 1863, and was 
oh the effective list continuously till he was superan- 
nuated about seven years ago. 

Brother Boone was one of our most useful and 
effective preachers, a man of irreproachable char- 
acter and one whose influence was always on the 
side of righteousness. He was specially noted for 
the high standard of gospel truth which he always 

We hope next week or at a very early date to 
have a full memoir of this good man. 


— Rev. T. F. Marr, presiding elder of the Winston 
District is planning for a District Missionary In- 
stitute to be held at Walkertown about the middle 
of March. 

— Rev. D. Vance Price will meet with the Metho- 
dist Baraca Class at the 9:45 morning services and 
probably preach both morning and night services 
at Methodist church. The adult classes and public 
invited. — LenoirTopic. 

— Rev. H. M. North is going next week to assist 
in a series of meetings at Trinity College. He 
goes in an effort to win under the guidance of the 
Hbly Spirit a select company for Christ. Let the 
prayers of the whole Church go up in behalf of 
that meeting. — Raleigh Christian Advocate. 

—Rev. R. E. Atkinson, of Davidson, President of 
the Western North Carolina Epworth League Board, 
wis in the city on Monday night to visit the 
Leagues of the city. A joint meeting was held at 
West Market Street Church, but was very much 
interfered with by inclement weather. 
"^Dr. T. F. Marr, presiding elder of the Winston 
district, held quarterly meeting Saturday and Sun- 
day for the Lin wood circuit at Wesley Chapel. The 
circuit was found to be in the very pink of condi- 
tion and Dr. Marr preached two very strong ser- 
mons. Quarterly conference for the station here 
was held Monday beginning at 10 o'clock, a. m. — 
Lexington Dispatch. 

—Great sympathy is felt for Rev. and Mrs. J. J. 
Brooks, of our Conference, in the death of their 
little daughter, Carrie, which oceured at their home 
at Dayton, Tenn., on Saturday, January 21. Broth- 
er Brooks was placed on the superannuate list at 

our last Conference. May the Lord greatly comfort 
these bereaved friends. 

— The foundation of the new dormitory building 
at Trinity College will soon be completed. A large 
force of hands was put to work last week. Since 
the burning of the old Duke building has removed 
he ne;essity for delay, the work upon the other 
\wrg of the new administration building is also to 
be begun at once and pushed forward to comple- 

— Rev. Dr. J. H. Weaver, pastor of Central church, 
Monroe, reports that he has been most cordially 
received by the people of his new charge and that 
he is greatly encouraged with the outlook. Thirty 
members have been received since the year began 
and congregations are large and growin.g We 
predict a pleasant and prosperous pastorate for 
Dr. Weaver at Central. 

— Rev. A. L. Stanford, pastor of the First Metho- 
dist church, will leave next week for Chicago to 
take a short course in the Moody Bible Workers' 
Training School. Mr. Stanford will fill his pulpit 
next Sunday morning and Sunday night and his 
place will be filled during his absence by Rev. S. 
H. Hilliard, of High Point, who is well-known to 
the people of Lexington. — Lexington Dispatch. 

— Dr. T. F. Marr, presiding elder of the Winston 
District, preached a sermon of great power at the 
First Methodist church Sunday night. Dr. Marr 
has been in the district for some time but Lexing- 
ton has been a part of the district but a few 
months and this was Dr. Marr's first appearance 
here. His sermon was an extraordinary one in 
every respect and the. big audience that packed 
the auditorium of the church was delighted. His 
text was Matt. 7:16 — "By their fruits ye shall know 
them" and he handled this familiar theme in an 
entirely new and original way. — Lexington Dis- 


— North Carolina friends of Bishop and Mrs. O. P. 
Fitzgerald will regret to learn that Mrs. Fitzgerald 
has been confined to her room for several weeks. 
She is now reported as improving, however, and 
we trust will soon be entirely recovered. 

— Our people in St. Louis have offered Bishop 
Collins Denny a handsome residence in that city 
if he should decide to cast his lot among them. 
The Bishop has the matter under advisement. We 
understand that Richmond is also endeavoring to 
secure Bishop Denny as a resident of that city. 

— Rev. Walt Holcomb will leave Nashville at 
an early date for St. Petersburg, Fla., where i-e 
will join his wife, who accompanied Mrs. Sam P. 
Jones to St. Petersburg some days ago. He will 
be in that section for perhaps a month, and will be 
available for service in revival work if any of the 
pastors of the Conference desire to secure his as- 
sistance. — Nashville Advocate. 

— Centenary Church, Chattanooga, has secured a 
most desirable lot for the location of their new 
church, the property costing them $47,000. This 
is the church that is considering a union with the 
leading congregation of the M. E. Church in that 

— The laymen of the Alabama Conference, through 
salary of one of the missionary evangelists of the 

— The Nashville Christian Advocate says: "Rev. 
D. B. Price is the only presiding elder of our 
Montana Conference, his district carrying the 
and the presiding elder averages one thousand 
miles a month in traveling the district." 

— The Florida Christian Advocate tells of the 
recent resuming of work in St. Augustine, after 
years of abandonment. A new $15,000 church will 
soon be ready for occupancy. 

— Bishop W. A. Candler passed through the city 
last Friday as he was returning from Cuba to his 
home, where he had been holding the Cuban Con- 
ference. He looked to be in the best of health 
and reported the work on the Island in good con- 
dition. — Florida Christian Advocate. 

— The Methodists and citizens of Opelika, Ala- 
bama, have invited Bishop W. A. Candler to make 
his home in that city and have promised him a 
residence free of cost in case he should decide to 
do so. Bishop Candler out of Georgia! The thing 
is unthinkable. Why, he is the foremost citizen of 
the commonwealth and the "Goober State's" proud- 
est possession. Why didn't the Alabamians just 
invite the Georgians to bring their State Capitol 
to Opelika? Such an invitation would have scarce- 
ly been more immodest than the one they have 

issued to the great leader of Georgia Methodism. — 
New Orleans Christian Advocate. 

— Texas Methodism is moving forward in its 
educational work. The five Conferences in that 
great State are moving together for the establish- 
ment of a system of schools that shall do in a worthy 
way the work of our Church in that great field. 
Besides strengthening those already in operation 
they propose to build a real university at some 
point yet to be decided upon. An able commission 
of which Bishop Atkins is a member has the matter 
in hand. They are moving deliberately and the 
Texas Advocate says they can well afford to take 
plenty of time as they are acting for the generations 
yet unborn. 

— Bishp Candler is to hold a series of revival 
services at Oxford, Ga., the seat of Emory College. 
This may be a new role of a bishop, as the Texas 
Christian Advocate affirms; but we heartily agree 
with our confere that "if all our Bishops were to 
leave off the official type of preaching occasional- 
ly, and hold an old-fashioned revival, it would bene- 
fit them, the ministry, the Church and the people. — 
Raleigh Christian Advocate. 

— Bishop Hendrix has appointed Rev. John H. 
Hall, who was serving as pastor of the church in 
Kinston, as presiding elder of the Raleigh District 
to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rev. W. 
L. Cuninggin. Rev. S. Swindell Love is appointed 
to Kinston and Rev. J. A. Daily goes to Zebulon to 
fill the vacancy caused by Brother Love's removal. 


— The State Capitol building at Jefferson City, 
Mo., was totally destroyed by fire on Sunday night. 
The fire was caused by lightning which struck the 
cupalo of the dome. Many valuable State records 
were destroyed and there was no insurance. 

— A dispatch from Harbin, Manchuria, dated Feb. 
5th, says: "Already nearly six thousand bodies of 
victims of the plague have been burned or buried 
in the outskirts of Harbin. Forty-eight hundred of 
these came from the Chinese town, and a thousand 
from the Russian quarter. Yesterday sixteen stacks 
of coffins and seven pits filled with bodies and 
oiled logs, blazed outside the town. The mortality 
among the physicians and the hospital attendants 
is high, considering the means taken for their 
protection, and the doctors, nurses and orderlies 
are succumbing to the disease." 

— While the insurrection in Mexico has been re- 
ferred to as a rather tame affair by the newspapers 
it is nevertheless true that the insurgents are still 
active and have won some advantage in recent en- 
gagements. It is evident that some prominent 
leaders against the government are determined to 
bring about a general revolution. 

— Senator Joseph M. Terrell, of Georgia, has been 
reported as seriously ill in Washington for several 

— The movement on foot to reapportion the rep- 
resentation in Congress may cause North Caro- 
lina to lose one representative. 


There is no surer sign of a loving heart than an 
act of sympathy. When people are sick or in 
trouble of any kind they need sympathy, and then 
is the time when we can show that we really love 

Jesus sympathizes with us in all of our troubles, 
and if we have the spirit of Jesus, we too, will show 
our sympathy for others, when they are in bed. — 

"There is special work for every one of us. Win 
one. That is our motto. That is our motto, v, in 
one to the Sunday school. Win one to church attend- 
ance. Win one to prayer meeting. Win one W 
trust your Lord. It can be done. One soul out- 
weighs the material universe. If you will only 
pray for some one in secret by name, God's Spirit 
will help you to win that one." 

The true way to imitate the wisdom of the olden 
times is this: To watch the -conditons of the age 
in which we live; to accept them thankfully and 
freely, as at once the law of Providence for our 
guidance, and the gift for our encouragement; and 
when we learn by experience that the tools with 
which other generations wrought are not suited 
for the work that is given us to do, then to find, 
if we can, some other tools which are. — W. E. 



February 9th, 19U 


C. S. Kirkpatrlck. 

In "ront of my small study window, 

Ills pulpit a small cherry tree, 
A little brown wren, hopping forth from his den, 

Delivers his message to me. 
No matter how gloomy the season, 

God still rules the world from above; 
In season and out, with a brave heart and stout, 

He sings of Immutable Love. 

His notes fairly banish blue Monday — 

Dispel my most desolate mood; 
Any day in the year brings a song of good cheer: 
All things work together for good. 

His message thus wings my own message. 
While lie's careless of fame and renown; 
He drives away doubt, shedding sunshine about, 
This miniature preacher in brown. 
Brevard, N. C. 


Rev. Geo. G. Smith, D. D. 

For the Preachers, Local and Itinerants. 

When I began to preach in 1857, I had a passably 
good Academic education. I had nearly finished 
my Sophomore year in College, but I knew nothing 
about how to make a sermon. When I got that first 
year "Claudes Essay," it was all Greek to me. 
Afterwards I read largely in Homiletical literature, 
but much of it I found obscure and impracticable, 
and I longed for something simple, and intelligible 
to one who had as little education as I had. so I 
resolved to make a Homilitical Primer. There were 
primers on Languages, on Science, on Philosophy, but 
as far as I knew none on Homiletics. So I resolved co 
prepare a little book "On How to Make a Sermon." 
This I did and published it first as a serial in the 
Southern Christian Advocate, then published in 
Macon, and afterwards in the Arkansas Methodist. 
I found it to fill a vacant place, and after some 
time decided to revise it and publish it as a little 
manual. I asked my friend, Dr. Chas. J. Little, 
President of Garrett Theological Seminary, to read 
it over, and see if it was needed, and if so write 
me a line introductory. He was kind enough to do 
so, and wrote a full chapter. I sent the tractate 
to Jennings & Graham, Northern Methodists, and 
thfy declined to publish it. I then sent it to Smith 
& Lamar, Southern Methodists, and they were not 
willing to risk the sixty dollars needed to issue 
it, and they sent it back. I now propose to give it 
to the North Carolina, and send Dr. Little's valu- 
able introt 1 action with this note. 

1 thank the editor for his kindly word anent my 
Booklet, "Wherefore Shouldst Thou Doubt." I 
sent it to two ex-Judges of the Supreme Court, to 
sei if they could find any flaws in the arguments. 
They said no, and commended it highly. I asked 
the editor of the N. C. if the books were ready, to 
take two hundred of them to the Conference, as a 
gift to the preachers. 


"This is a pithy and instructive little book. Un- 
fortunately, nothing like it came into my hands 
when I began to preach. At college I had learned 
how to write essays and make short speeches. But 
I knew nothing about sermons, except how to read 
them. The books of Phelps and Broadus did not 
then exist, nor would they have been to me of 
much service. What I needed was a brief manual of 
instructions for ardent and inexperienced youth. 

Young men desire to succeed; they over value 
zeal and enthusiasm and unless strongly individual, 
their only method is imitation. They do as others 
do, or worse; and are most absurd when trying to 
resemble some favorite model. 

Now, in preaching as in every serious business, 
method is the secret of success, and there are two 
kinds of methods; methods common to all who 
achieve notable results, and methods adapted to 
particlar individuals and conditions. For the 
sermon is "a work of art, not a work of art like 
a picture of a symphony, but a work or art like a 
difficult surgical operation upon which hang the 
life of a patient and the happiness of a home. Skill 
of this sort is hard to acquire and hard to apply. 
The mere desire to help amounts to little. Of the 
hundred things the surgeon might do, he must do 
the thing that the emergency requires. As in the 
art of surgery or the art of engineering, so in the 
art of preaching. There are rules that every suc- 
cessful preacher must observe. Obedience to these 
rules, to be sure, will not always make a preacher, 
but neglect of them, not to say defiance of them, 
will quickly ruin a preacher's career. 

These simple and imperative rules Dr. Smith has 
aimed to state, and he has succeeded admirably. 
What pleases me especially is the amount of posi- 
tive instruction contained in hia little manual. Not 
that negative precepts are to be despised, they are 
useful in every art. But positive precepts are ab- 
solutely necessary. A million don'ts cannot plough 
a single furrow. We must know what to do, not 
merely what to avoid. 

Articulate speech is the chief distinction of man- 
kind. The development of a great language is the 
most wonderful achievement on any large scale, 
of human co-operation. These have made persua- 
sion possible. But the chief miracle of persuasion, 
strange to say, is that of bringing man and God 
together for man's salvation and perfection. It is 
not easy to entertain, much less to charm an audi- 
ence; these require rare gifts and fine training. 
But such feats are trifles compared with the preach- 
er's weekly task. He must wake the dead and nour- 
ish the living. The prophet cried out in his day, 
"Why do you labor for that which satisfieth not 
and spend you money for that which is not bread?" 
Even Jesus complained, "They will not come to me 
that they might have life." It is extravagant decla- 
mation to say that the people of our time are 
hungry for the truth. Now, as ever, now perhaps 
more than ever, they must be reasoned with and 
persuaded, instructed, entreated, urged, enthralled. 
To miscalculate the difficulty of the undertaking is 
to invoke defeat. It is not enough to be natural, 
awikwardliess is natural, awkwardness of body 
and mind. Stuttering is natural to some, poverty 
of voice and incorrectness of speech are natural to 
many, incoherent and confused thinking are natural 
to many more. No one tells a surgeon, or, an en- 
gineer, or an architect "to be natural." They are 
told to acquire by unflagging study, a perfect mas- 
tery of the best methods, a knowledge of every de- 
tail of the arts they practice. They must learn 
slowly and thoroughly all that constitutes superior 

Neither is it enough for the preacher to have 
good intentions and a lazy confidence in God. The 
divine energy is not at the beck and call of slug- 
gards, nor does the divine wisdom delight to mix 
with human ignorance. God crowns our efforts, 
not our sloth, and although our best wisdom is fool- 
ishness to Him, even He can do nothing with our 
folly. We are by nature lazy. Even those endowed 
with abundant energy like to expend it in their 
own way, have the demands of a service discipline, 
and kick at difficulty. Many are called and few 
arc chosen. Inspired by some masterpiece the 
young preacher becomes eager for the Master's 
secret. But He turns away sorrowuflly; directly 
he learns that such mastery can not be had by 
drinking some magic potion, some elixir of elo- 
quence, that it must be acquired by diligence and 
patience, the steady overcoming of defects and the 
untiring effort to reach a definite and attainable 
ideal. For the advice to aim at the stars so as 
to hit something is — moonshine. The old hunter's 
direction not to fire at the flock but to pick your 
bird was a nugget of golden wisdom. 

One needs a definite ideal within the range of 
one's powers. We cannot be Spurgeons, or Robert- 
sons, or Simpsons, or Pierces, neither is it neces- 
sary. We can, however, frame clear and definite 
ideals of the sermons required by the people to 
whom we preach. And by doing the duty nearest 
us, up to the full measure of our powers, we may 
prepare ourselves for every opportunity that God 
shall provide. For this is the taw in every art and 
in every instance; one must be faithful in the least 
things, if one is to be ruler over many. 

No congregation of immortal souls is unworthy 
of any man's best endeavor. Only he must think 
and speak for them. One of the greatest feats of 
modern surgery developed from the efforts of a 
Kentucky physician to save a brave and noble wo- 
man that he attended. In thinking how to save- 
her life he blessed womankind the world over. The 
sermons preached by Richard Church in the little 
Village of Whatley, were as carefully prepared in 
their simple beauty, as the splendid productions 
afterwards preached at St. Paul's Cathedral, in their 
sweep of thought, and wealth of learning and solemn 
eloquence; yet, in the former the great preacher 
employed a skill quite as wonderful as in the lat- 
ter revelations of his power. For the secret of true 
preaching, after all, lies here: It is* the skill that 
works by love, a skill that makes every element 
of the sermon tributary to the life of them that 

Charles J. Little. 
Garshon, 111., November 27, 1905. 


Rev. George S. Sexton, D. D. 

In a recent issue we gave reasons why all Southern 
Methodists should respond heartily to the appeal 
being made for our National Enterprise. For the 
consideration of loyal Methodists we offer additional 
reasons from some of our wisest and most trusted 

Bishop J. S. Key, O. D. 

It is representative, and we need to be represent- 
ed at the National Capital in a shape worthy of us. 

Southern Methodists visiting or removing to 
Washington should find satisfactory church accom- 
modations awaiting them. 

Rev. J. F. Prettyman, D. D. 

Our church has a right in Washington City; we 
have been there through all our history. 

Our church ought to be in Washington City; 
here is the center of Government, and we must 
help shape public opinion, and meet our obligation 
to our national life. 

Roman Catholicism is established on every hill- 
top. Her mark is everywhere. We must share the 
battle with all other branches of the Pretestant 
Church at the seat of our Government. 

Bishop O. P. Fitzgerald, D. D. 

With such an organization and such an equip- 
ment as are proposed, we might hope that a gracious 
influence would go forth from it that would be felt 
all over our beloved land. From Washington City, 
as from the nation's heart, would issue an influence 
that would be felt in its farthest extremities, more 
or less. 

That such a church as we propose to build, con- 
ducted as it ought to be conducted, would please 
God and be a blessing to all concerned,' is a gracious 
certainty. Then my exhortation is: Build, and be 
glad; build, and be blessed. 

Bishop W. A. Candler, D. D. 

We should build a Representative Church in 
Washington City: 

Because as one of the largest churches in the 
United States we owe this to the welfare of the 
Capital and the Republic. 

Because without such a church we are put in an 
unfavorable light when compared with other 
churches which have recognized and fulfilled their 
duty in this particular. 

Because for lack of such a church at the Capital, 
our cause suffers throughout the nation in public 

Because foreigners, Ambassadors and other repre- 
sentatives of foreign nations, seeing the buildings of 
other denominations, and no great church of ours 
hold us as a cheap and weak body. 

Rev. T. E. Sharpe, D. D. 

The connection should build in Washington, be- 
cause it is the Capital City; to it visitors and dffic- 
ials from all parts of our own and from all other 
nations come They will get an impression ot 
the denomination from the building, preacher and 
congregation that represent us. It is, therefore, 
very important that we be adequately represented. 

The local church, while not a mission, is pecu- 
liarly a connectional church, doing a work for the 
entire church, rather than for a purely local inter- 
est; just as Vanderbilt University is our connec- 
tional educational institution, so the Washington 
church is our connectional church. We should 
no more expect the Methodists of Washington to 
provide the connectional church, because it is lo- 
cated there, than we should expect the Methodists 
of Nashville to provide for Vanderbut, because it 
located in i>asnville. 

Faith in human love and tenderness may take its 
flight, but if a soul has once puts its trust in its Sa- 
viour it will only cling closer through the waves 
that threaten to engulf it, and the revelation of the 
divine tenderness, the realization that tenderness 
is extended to oneself, and that it is just as reai 
a thing as the clasp of a mother's arms about the 
child, give one a belief in the love of God that is 
far more precious than any earthly possession. — 
M. E. P. 

So let the way wind up the hill or down, 
O'er rough or smooth, the journey will be joy. 
Still seeking what I sought when but a boy, 
New friendship, high adventure, and a crown, 
My heart will keep the courage of the quest, 
And hope the road's last turn will be the best. 

— Henry van Dyke. 

February 9th, 1911 




The first annual meting of the Sunday School 
Council of Evangelical Denominations was held at 
Nashville, Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 
and 26. There were present fifty-eight editors, pub- 
lishers, and Sunday school secretaries, representing 
nineteen evangemal denominations. 

Strong papers and addresses were presented, em- 
phasizing the vital importance of religious train- 
ing and the relation of such training to ine larger 
interests and welfare of the nation. The Rev. 
Alexander Henry, D. D., Secretary of the Presby- 
terian Board of Publication and Sabbath School 
Work, Philadelphia, in an able and illuminating 
paper, presented the relation of Sunday school work 
to the foreign and immigrant population of Ameri- 
ca, pointing out the exceptional opportunity which 
this field affords to Sunday school workers. The 
Rev. J. M. Duncan, D. D., of the Presbyterian Church 
of Canada, spoke on the "Sunday School in Its 
Relation to Citizenship." The new evangelism of 
religious education was outlined by the Rev. 
David G. Downey, D. D., of Chicago, Corresponding 
Secretary of the Board of Sunday Schools for the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, his topic being "The 
Sunday School as an Evangelistic Force." This new 
interpretation of evangelism according to which the 
chuivsh is to more carefully guard and protect the 
child against the influences which tend to stifle and 
thwart his normal religious development, was re- 
ceived with enthusiasm. 

Another topic which proved of absorbing interest 
to the Council was that of the "Correlation of the 
Home and the Sunday School," as presented by 
Professor Edward P. St. John, of the Hartford School 
of Religious Pedagogy. Professor St. John is one 
of the contributing editors of the Congregational 
Sunday School and Publishing Society, and a man 
profoundly interested in the subject of religious 
training in the home. His paper, together with ex- 
cerpts from the other papers presented, will be pub- 
lished in the various monthly magazines for Sunday 
school teachers, thus bringing the messages of the 
addresses to practically the entire Sunday school 
constituency of the Protestant churches of America. 
The "Relation of the Denominational Colleges and 
Seminaries to Teacher-Training Needs" was pre- 
sented by the Rev. H. T. Musselman, D. D., of the 
Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia, and R. P. 
Shepherd, of Saint Louis, representing the Sunday 
school work of the Disciples of Christ. The topic 
was taken under further consideration by the Edu- 
cational Section of the Council, and strong resolu- 
tions were adopted urging the establsihment of lec- 
ture courses and professorships in religious educa- 
tion in denominational and other higher institutions 
of learning. The resolutions further recommended 
the establishment of courses of instruction for Sun- 
day school superintendents and teachers in theologi- 
cal seminaries. The various Sunday School Boards 
represented in the Council pledged their hearty and 
active co-operation in the work of the establishment 
of such courses and professorships. Committees 
were appointed to confer with the representatives 
of the International Sunday School Association 
touching the matter of Sunday school nomenclature 
and the plans being made for the Sunday school ex- 
hibit in connection with the International Sunday 
School Convention at San Francisco in June. 

The extension Section of the Council presented 
a report giving valuable statistical data on Sunday 
school enrollment and attendance in the United 
States. The Editorial and Publication Sections of 
the Council took steps toward closer affiliation and 
co-operation in their work. Among the other items 
of important business transacted were the prepara- 
tion of a reading course for adult Bible classes and 
the adoption of standards of excellence for Sunday 
school work in the local church and a standard of 
service for organized adult classes. 

The Sunday School Council of Evangelical De- 
nominations met for preliminary organization in 
Philadelphia, June 30 to July 1, 1910. The organi- 
zation was completed in Philadelphia October 27, 
28, 1910. The officers of the Council for the ensuing 
year are: President, A. J. Rowland, D. D., 1701 
Chestnut Street, Philadelphia; Vice-President, J. M. 
Duncan, D. D., 60 Bond Street, Toronto; Secretary, 
Henry H. Meyer, D. D., 150 Fifth Avenue, New York; 
Treasurer, Mr. D. M. Smith, Nashville, Tenn. 

The work of the Council is done in four separate 
sections: Editorial, Educational, Extension, and 
Publication. Each section elects its own officers, 
but plans of work proposed and action taken by any 
one section is subject to approval and revision by 

the Council as a whole. The new organization thus 
gives promise of becoming one of the most im- 
portant factors in shaping the future Sunday school 
policy for the Protestant churches of North America. 

Henry H. Meyer, Secretary. 


The greatest need of the ministry today is the 
positive experience of the gospel we are today com- 
missioned to preach. Is this "commonplace?" Would 
God that it were more "common!" Would God 
that in my earlier years I had appreciated it more! 
Then in my later years I should have been saved 
from many sources of bitter regret. 

What better use can I make of my own experience 
than as an old man to offer these words of advice 
to the young men of today who are now entering 
upon the noble work of the Christian ministry? Let 
me do it, then, in the closing words of the third 
chapter of Ephesians (14-21 vs.). It holds the secret 
of the Christian's success. 

Seek — and if you seek honestly, you are sure to 
have — an "understanding with God" every day. 
Therefore take time for daily converse with God. 
Talk to him a great deal. Don't always say "thou." 
Sometimes say "you" when you talk to God. The 
"thou" sometimes puts a barrier between you and 
the loving, sympathetic, near-at-hand, gentle Friend 
and Father. He is more rnotherlfk than w realize. 
A dear, reverent, trusting, loving soul now and then 
in his private prayer said: "O God, my Mother and 
Father, hear my prayer." And when you pray, don't 
always feel that you must "kneel down." You "live 
and move and have your being in God" — therfore 
"pray without ceasing," at any time, in any place, 
in any posture, in the midst of any activity. Pray 
while you walk, wash dishes, "put the room to 
rights," dig in the garden, shovel snow from the side- 
walk — ''pray without ceasing." After a while and 
before very long you will pray in all you do. Let 
prayer become your way of breathing in the realm 
of spirit. Feel free to ask God for anthing. The 
getting the thing you ask for is not the principal 
thing in prayer. There is a good deal to be had by 
prayer beside this. There os something in sunlight 
even though your eyes be closed. One breath of 
petition born of a holy desire to be in fellowship 
with God, accompanied by a resolve, even while 
sweeping the room or arranging the library for a 
day's work, may open a celestial door wnich will let 
in a breath of heaven into your life, and fill your day 
with holy rapture. 

Thus I have closed this chapter as all the old 
Methodist preachers did evei> sermon — "with a 
benediction." — North-western Christian Advocate. 


Much time is wasted by sluggards, and perhaps 
much more by busy people. It is quite as bad and 
as extravagant to use valuable time for needless 
things as it is to spend good money for needless 
things. Martha's worry and fret were not called 
for, and much of her labor was useless. She is a 
type of multitudes of busy housewives and busy 
business men. Hurry and worry do not enrich 
life. They impoverish it. Our Lord had a large 
task on his hands, but never fretted. He went 
quietly, confidently, steadily through life, knowing 
that no duty pressed so heavily on Him as to re- 
quire Him to neglect any other duty. 

Every needful thing requires time, and it is never 
wise to cut the time short. It takes time to supply 
the needs of the body. The God of nature is also 
the God of Grace and He made us so that every part 
of our being should be developed in harmony. It 
takes time to develop the intellectual faculties. 
We may do this while attending to other things; 
but besides the development acquired in the regular 
routine of life, the mind requires special seasons 
of study. 

Time is required for social life. One may *be a 
good husband without neglecting his business to 
spend time with his family; but it is worth wLue 
to devote special time to this end. One apostle 
says, "Keep yourselves in the love of God." It is 
a high calling. It is also a duty to keep one's self 
in the love of home, of wife and children. To do 
this a little time must be spent. When the husband 
is absent from home he must take time to write 
to his family. No burdens of business can excuse 
him from this duty. For him to give all his time 
to business and none to his family is the sure way 
the tie that binds the husband and father to the 

to the home. It is well also to take time to keep up 
friendly and happy relations with neighbors. A 
reasonable amount of time given to such amenities 
is well spent. To neglect such friendly offices De- 
cause of the pressure of business is to become nar- 
row, selfish and sordid. 

There are higher claims on our time. "Take 
time to be holy," says the song. If the physical na- 
ture cannot be supported without devoting time to 
it, if our social life requires time, if our business 
requires time, how can we expect our spiritual 
life to flourish without special seasons of worship 
and spiritual culture? Take time to read the Bible. 
"They searched the Scriptures daily." Shall we 
take time to eat three meals a day, and refuse to 
our hungry, empty souls an hour each day? We 
cannot feed on the bread of life in the midst of the 
iush of business. Take time to read the word of 
God every day. Take time to pray. Prayer is the 
highset fellowship. If it is necessary to take time 
to cultivate our human fellowship, how much more 
to cultivate fellowship with God. Take time to go 
to church and prayer meeting. 

Take time to do good. Every Christian wishes to 
n o good. Sometimes good men make a mista^. 
by trying to do good by giving checks alone. A 
check is valuable, but personal ministry is better. 
The help which costs time and personal effort is a 
hundred fold more beneficial than that which is 
given at arm's length and by a sudden impulse. 
There are multitudes of lonely people. A few mo- 
ments of personal ministry will do more to relieve 
their lonliness than the largest gift. There are 
many sad people in the city. Misfortune has fallen 
on them. The days are dark and the world is un- 
friendly. The people are passing by on the other 
side by thousands, and the more they see going 
by on the other side the sadder and lonlier they 
become. The good Samaritan took time to help 
a fallen brother rise. — New York Christian Advo- 


Crossing the great deep at night, lying sleeplessly 
and, perhaps, painfully in our birth, longing for the 
light, without much hope that it will bring you 
comfort, what hear you? The surge of the water, 
the moan of the wind, and the tinkle of a bell. That 
bell has no sooner told its tale of time than a voice 
in a sing song tone says, "All's well, all's well!" It 
is the man on the lookout. You say: "How can 
all be well when I am not sleeping? How can all 
be well when I am sick and in pain? How can 
all be well when I am not at home and the children 
are longing for me?" There is a higher law than 
your sleeplessness, your pain and your child's de- 
sire for your presence. Within those limits you 
are right — all is not well — but in the higher sphere, 
that takes in a larger area and commands a wider 
outlook, all's well. So it is with Providence. "I 
am sick and tired, and heart-broken, misunderstood, 
and slandered," saith the Christian man, but the 
angel on the lookout says, "All's well, all's well!" — 


A slave had by force of his sterling worth risen 
high in the confidence of his. master, saw one day 
trembling in the slave-market a negro whose gray 
head and bent form showed him to be in the last 
v.eakness of old age. He implored his master to 
liurchase him. The old man was bought, and con- 
veyed to the estate. When there he who had pleaded 
for him took him to his own cabin, placed him in 
his bed, fed him at his own table, and cared for him 
as his own father. "What is the meaning of all 
that?" asked the master. "Is he your father?" "No." 
"Is he your friend, then?" "No, he is my enemy. 
Years ago he stole me from my native village, and 
sold me for a slave; and so I have only done as the 
good Lord has taught me: 'If thine enemy hunger, 
feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; for in so 
doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.' 
'Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with 
good.' " 

It is no great matter to associate with the good 
and gentle, for this is naturally pleasing *to all, and 
everyone willingly enjoyeth peace and loveth those 
best that agree with them. But to be able to live 
peaceably with hard and perverse persons, or with 
the disorderly, or with such as go contrary to us, is 
a great grace, and a most commendable and manly 
thing. — Thomas a Kempis. 



February 9th, 19H 

From the Field 

Reports, Etc. 

Report to February 7, 1911. 

Ashevllle District. 

Geo. L. Hackney 2 

Rov. D. Atkins 1 

Rev. J. O. Ervlrr 8 


Franklin District. 

Rev. W. I. Hughes 1 

Rev. J. R. Warren 7 


Charlotte District. 

Dr. J. E. Kerr 1 

Rev. G. T. Rowe 10 

Rev. W. C. Jones 13 

Rev. A. T. Bell 3 

Rev. A. W. Plyler 3 

Rev. H. H. Robbins 7 

Rev. J. J. Barker 4 

Rev. J. H. Bradley 6 

Chas. P. Ross ,.' 2 


Greensboro District. 

Rev. W. R. Ware 4 

Rev. P. C. Battle 1 

Rev. J. E. Woosley 9 

Rev. R. L. Melton 1 

Rev. S. E. Richardson 2 

A. R. HIx 1 

Rev. J. H. Barnhardt 6 


Mt. Airy District. 

Rev. O. P. Routh 3 

Rev. J. M. Folger 1 

Rev. J. D. Gibson ; 3 

Rev. F. L. Townsend 1 


Morganton District. 

Rev. J. F. Moser 1 

Rev. Ira Irwin : 4 

Rev. A. C. Swafford 1 

Rev. W. S. Cherry 1 

Rev. M. A. Osborne 14 

Rev. D. S. Richardson ; . . . . 1 


North Wilkesboro District. 

Rev. W. M. Bagby 2 

Rev. R. L. Fruit 4 

Rev. T. J. Houck 7 


Salisbury District. 

Rev. N. R. Richardson 8 

Rev. J. W. Clegg 3 

Rev. J. A. J. Farrington 1 


Statesville District. 

Rev. E. E. Yates 1 

Rev. T. E. Wagg 1 


Shelby District. 

Rev. T. J. Rogers 2 

Rev. J. Frank Armstrong 3 

Rev. E. N. Crowder 4 

Rev. N. M.. Modlin 1 • 

Rev. .Tames' Wilson 1 

Rev. J. A. Bowles 8 


Waynesville District. 

Rev. F. W. Dibble V 


Winston District. 

Rev. R. M. Courtney 1 

Rev. F. M. Avett 2 

Rev. W. T. Scales 6 


Grand Total 178 

tians were revived and greatly 
strengthened and a number of conver- 
sions and reclamations, also a num- 
ber of accessions to the church. The 
pastor has a great work to perform 
on this circuit. He has five churches 
and two mission points and probably 
another later in the season. Satur- 
day afternoon, January 29th, the good 
people of Shoal Creek called at the 
parsonage and gave a real pounding 
of good things to eat, and also a 
check given by Mr. A. W. Bit-ner, a 
partner in one of the mica mines near 
the church. 

Before the crowd adjourned they 
sang several songs "Higher Ground", 
"I must tell Jesus", "Are you Ready" 
and the pastor read a lesson and had 

May tho Lord bless the work and 
his servants. 

Charlotte District leads with 49 new 
subscribers. Greensboro comes in second 
with 24. Morganton third with 22, and 
Rhelbv fourth with 19. North Wilkesboro 
is next, but it has the unlucky number, 
13, and we beg Brother Vestal to get 
away from that as soon as possible. If 
the presiding elders do not get too busy 
about other things and will follow up ac- 
cording to agreement we may expect large 
reports from this on. 

Cheering letters have come during the 
past week from a number of laymen and 
one good sister, sending lists of names for 
sample copies. One layman, Brother R. 
W. Osborn, of Idlewild, Ashe county, 
sent us a list of names for samples and 
enclosed a five dollar bill "to help the 
campaign." We are praying the Lord 
to give us more laymen like this. Let all 
our subscribers co-operate by trying to se- 
cure one more subscriber. That would 
give us many more than the 3000 is a 
single week. Our Advocate is, to a large 
extent, still unused power. Let us all 
trv this year to use it to the utmost. There 
is' nothing that will help us more than 

We have several hundred- sample copies 
we would like to mail. Please send list 
of names, likely to be interested, with 
postoffice addresses and we will mail two 
or three weeks free of charge. 


The following having secured ten or 
more subscribers go on our Roll of Honor: 
Revs. G. T. Rowe. W. C. Jones, and M. A. 
Osborne. Who will get on this roll next. 

A Word From Micaville Circuit. 

The pastor and wife came to their 
new work December the 1st, 1910, 
having no home in which to live, but 
the people here have provided for 
them a comfortable little home, and 
hardly a day passes without some 
token of kindness being visited upon 
them by the loyal people of Micaville 

The pastor began revival services 
Sunday January 22nd, and was assist- 
de by Rev. J. O. Ervin, of Burnsville 
Station. It will be a week long re- 
mebmered at Shoal Creek. The Chris- 

West Market Street, Greensboro. 

A recent number of the Greensboro 
Telegram contained the following 
note of interest to our readers: 

The young people of West Market 
Street church have just finished a most 
delightful and instructive study of 
"The Advance in the Antilles." Cuba, 
the "pearl of the Antilles," has made 
wonderful strides toward civilization 
in the past fifteen years and the ad- 
vance in Porto Rico, the "paradise 
island" is just as wonderful. Dr. G. 
W. Whitsett was the leader of this 
class and he made the subject most 

Next Monday night a class of twenty 
two members is to take up Sunrise in 
the Sunrise Kingdom, a history of that 
charming little people, the Japanese. 
Dr. J. H. Wheeler will he the leader 
of this class that is to study that beau- 
tiful land of the cherry blossom and 

The person who enrolls in this 
course of mission study finds himself 
broader in every way. He not only 
gains a clearer knowledge of the 
geography and history of the country 
but his heart goes out in real brotherly 
love to the people of that country. 

"We do not even know how to pray 
for a people of whom we know noth- 
ing. But when we learn to love a 
people then we are going to pray for 
them, and when we pray for them 
we are going to give to them of our 
money, our time, yea of our very 
selves," says the missionary. 

May this course in mission study re- 
sult in the thrusting forth of laborers 
into the vineyard. 

Henrietta-CarOleen Station. 

The official hoard of this charge 
have voluntarily taken in hand the 
raising of the Confrence Collections 
this year. This is decidedly a step 
forward, and one that is highly appre- 
ciated by the pastor. They have al- 
ready laid their plans and affected an 
organization to reach every member. 
A large part of the assessment has al- 
ready been secured, and they are hop- 
ing to have a good part of it in hand 
by the time of our first Quarterly 
Meeting. * 

The Henrietta Church has recent- 
ly had a new and beautiful metal roof 
put on. This adds greatly to the looks 
of the building. 

During the holidays the Philathea 
class of the Henrietta church gave a 
supper complimentary to the Baraca 
class of the same church. The affair 
was held at the parsonage and was 
largely attended and was greatly en- 
joyed. These two classes are doing a 
great work in this community. They 

are the largest of any similar ones In 
this country. They belong to the Na- 
tional union and keep abreast of the 
times. They each have a separate 
room in the basement of the church, 
where they also have their social meet- 

The official board will doubtless 
take in hand the matter of increas- 
ing he circulation of the Advocate in 
this charge, somewhat after the plan 
suggested by the Concord church. 

Dr. S. A. Steel visited our city a few 
weeks ago and gave us a great ad- 
dress on "Home life in Dixie during 
the War." It was greatly enjoyed. 
We have no finer orator than Dr. 

The Rutherford County Methodist 
Conference meets this week at Oak 
Grove Church on the Cliffside charge. 
This is one of the best country 
churche in the district. It is composed 
of the most loyal and substantial folk 
to be found anywhere. This confer- 
ence was organized last year and meets 
twice each year at different places 
throughout the county. It embraces 
all of our churches in Rutherford 
county. I It is brihging our people 
closer together, and is destined to 
accomplish a good work in he years 
to come. 

Since conference we have added 
some very substantial and useful mem- 
bers to our church at Caroleen. The 
Sunday-school at that place is on a 
boom under the leadership of brother 
B. J. Dobbins. He is the right man for 
the place. He is one of our busiest 
men, being superintendent of these 
great mills, but he never neglects the 
work of the church. And he has as- 
sociated with him very capable help- 

The pastor here was very kindly 
remembered Christmas by his stew- 
ards at Henrietta. The gift was a 
nice purse of money. The Baraca and 
Philathea classes also presented him 
with a purse of money. 

A night school has been organized 
at Caroleen and a similar one will 
probably be organized at Henrietta. 
The indications are very fine here for 
this kind of work. I have undertaken 
to do this work until a suitable teacher 
can be secured. There is a fine op- 
portunity for the right person. I 
should like to correspond with some 
one with a view of taking up work 
of this kind here. 

Mrs. Julia Seay, sister of Rev. S. M. 
Davis, died last week, after nearly 
twenty years of invalidism. Sister 
Seay, despite the fact of years of 
confinement, was of sweet and cheer- 
ful disposition, was never known to 
complain or murmur. She died in the 
triumph of the Christian faith. She 
leaves an only child. A great sorrow 
has come into this Aome. May the 
God of comfort and consolation abide 
with these two who are left behind. 


Board of Education. 

The annual meeting of the Board 
of Education will be held April 6-9 
at Montgomery, Ala. There will be 
held an Educational Conference in 
connection with the Hoard meetings. 
The Board will meet Thursday morn- 
ing, April 6th at 9 o'clock. The Con- 
ference will begin Thursday evening 
at 8 o'clock. Morning, afternoon, and 
evening sessions of the Conference 
will be held April 7th, 8th, and 9th. 
The Conference promises to be of un- 
usual interest. The general topic is, 
"The Church College." The different 
phases of this subject will be dis- 
cussed by thoroughly competent edu- 
cational leaders. The educators and 
pastors of the Church are cordially in- 
vited to attend and to take part in 
this Conference. 

The Committee apopinted by the 
Board to classify the institutions of 
the church, will meet April 5th, at 
9 o'clock, at Montgomery — the exact 
place of meeting will be published 

All information required by the com- 
mittee in classifying the institutions 
of the church should be in the hands 
of the Committee befare the date of 
its meeting. 

Pull reports from a number of 
schools are now in the hands of the 
Secretary. Some have not yet made 
reply to requests for information from 
the office. 

Will the head of each institution of 
learning kindly see to it that all the 
facts and information concerning his 
institution, which the Committee will 
need — or which the institution desires 
the Committee to have — in making a 
fair and correct classification, are sent 
at once to the office of the Corres- 
ponding Secretary, 810 Broadway, 
Nashville, Tenn? 

Those schools which desire aid 
from te Board should make out their 
applications and statements and for- 
ward the same to the office ot the 
Secretary, so as to be in his hands 
by March 25th. 

Stonewall Anderson 
Corresponding Secretary. 


A few days ago I received a check 
from Bro. M. D. Cobum as a gift from 
S. Main St. Church, Salisbury. I ap- 
preciate the gift, and then I appreciate 
being remembered by those that I have 
recently served as pastor more. May 
the blessings of God rest upon that 
loyal and good people, and their pas- 

W. O. Davis, 

Ramseur and Franklinville. 

Our reception at Ramseur and 
Franklinville, our new charge, was 
royal. The parsonage pantry was 
pounded preparatory to our coming. 
This people, noted for their generous 
hearts and gracious hospitality, have 
fully sustained their good name in 
their kind and cordial treatment given 
us since coming here. 

After a visit to Franklinville I 
heard Jas. Whitcomb Riley humming 
in my heart a stanza of his "Knee 
Deep in June," with some slight 
changes of the phraseology: 

"Franklinville wants me and I'm to 

Spread them shadders everywhere." 

Our board of stewards has made a 
splendid advance on the pastor's sal- 
ary, and they made a fine showing at 
our first quarterly meeting in the 
first quarter's .payment. 

The cotton mill business is going 
to get better, Franklinville is going to 
build a furniture factory, and this 
charge is destined to be still more de- 
lightsome work in the midst of the 
new industrial prosperity. 

Faithful men in the ministry, holy 
and heroic men of God, have preced- 
ed us here, leaving their footprints 
behind them, not on the sands &i 
time, but in the hearts of the people. 

It would do the hearts of my breth- 
ren good, I am sure, to know how their 
names are remembered and their good 
words and good works are cherished 
by this grateful people. 

Ah, it is better to have one's name 
recorded in heaven and written in te- 
hearts of the people than to possess 
great riches, is it not, my brethren? 
In this let us rejoice, and by this fact 
let our souls be refreshed, while we 
"run with patience the race that is 
set before us." 

O. P. Ader. 

February 9th, 1911 



Death at Caroleen — Other notes for 
The Advocate. 

Alone in the world, yet not alone. 
The Lord Jesus is my chief and con- 
stant companion. His all-pervading 
presence is by my side day and night. 
My devoted father and mother and 
four precious sisters, one by one, have 
all gone off to our family mansion in 
Heaven; and I, the only so|n and 
brother, am left by my lonely self. The 
first sister to depart and be with Christ 
was Mrs. Julia E. Seay, who died as 
she had lived, in Christian triumph, 
in our Caroleen cottage home, Janu- 
ary 15th. The interment took place In 
the Sharon cemetery, January 17th, 
Rev. L. P. Bogle and L. L. Smith con- 
ducting the funeral services. My 
sister, Mrs. Seag, had been an invalid 
and a great sufferer for twenty years. 
But in the testing ordeal, covering 
near a third of her life of afith victori- 
ous, patience had her perfect work. By 
my side she was received into the M. 
E. Church, South, in her early girlhood. 
Rev. J. S. Nelson, not long in the 
heavenly Conference, was our beloved 
pastor — all of the S. C. Conference in 
those years. At the time of her going 
away sister was in her sixty-third 
year. One noble daughter, Miss Mary, 
she has left to follow on with my- 
self, my nephews, my nieces, and a 
host of friends scattered in and around 
North and South Carolina. 

Bro. Bogle begins his fourth year in 
the Henretta-Caroleen Charge with fine 
prospects for the best year of the four; 
and this is much of strong, heroic, 
faithful work to say of any pastor or 
pastoral charge. Why do we not say 
of the editors of our church papers 
this and that have been their most 
successful years? The Advocate has 
reached a higher standard of excellence 
than in all its history. It was 1870 
when the North Carolina Advocate 
became my Conference paper and some- 
how it does seem to me that 1910 was 
the most luminious and helpful Ad- 
vocate year of the forty eventful years 
of my membership in Nor/th State 
Conferences. Now just two words, one 
word is, do our active pastors know 
that the Advocate is more needful, 
light-giving and up-lifting to super- 
annuates than it is to any other class 
of preachers or laymen? 

The other word is this, next to 
bringing lost souls to Christ and into 
the church, the best, most abiding work 
a pastor can do these reading days is 
to put the church paper into all our 
Methodist homes. So sees one super- 
annuate. S. M. Davis. 

Morganton District Notice. 

Rev. W. B. Davis has been appoint- 
ed to Bakersville Circuit, Morganton 

R. M. Hoyle. 

Annual Meeting of the Board of 
Church Extension. 

The Board of Church Extension of 
the Methodist Episfcopal Church, 
South, through its Executive and Fi- 
nance Committee, has accepted the 
invitation of the Virginia Annual Con- 
ference to meet in the city of Rich- 
mond, Va., April 17-30. 

Sunday, April 30th, will be used by 
the churches of the Virginia Confer- 
ence, acocrding to resolutions passed 
in Conference session, to increase the 
Bishop John C. Granbery Memorial 
Loan Fund, and the churcues of the 
entire connection are Icofldially in- 
vited to join their Virginia orethren in 
ths effort to honor the memory of a 
saintly man who served the church 
long and well, and whose interest, in 
the work of church extension remained 
unabated until the close of his life. 

W. F. McMurry, 
Corresponding Secretary. 

McDowell Circuit. 

Our work is moving off right well. 
Our first Quarterly Conference was 
well attended. Bro. Hoyle was pres- 
ent and did as usual, preached well. 
The official board increased the sal- 
ary over last year and fixed the sal- 
ary for this year at $700.00 for which 
we are very grateful. 

The Nebo High School gave us a 
nice pounding. 

Truly yours, 

D. S. Richardson. 

If I could unrap fold after fold of 
God's universe, I should only unfold 
more blessing, and see deeper and 
deeper into the love which is at the 
heart of all. — Elizabeth Charles. 

We are too fond of our own will. 
We want to be doing what we fancy 
mighty things; but the great point is 
to do small things, when called to 
them, in a right spirit. — R. Cecil. 

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February 9th, 19H 

The Epworth League 

Editor of League Columns 
Misb Blanche Johnson 
435 Walkeb Avenue, Gbeenbbobo, N. C. 

Conference Cabinet 
President, Rev. R. K. Atkinson, David- 
son, N. C. ; Vice-President. Rev. D. J. 
Miller, Ashevllle, N. C. ; Secretary. Rev. 
O. P. Ader. Hlprh Point, N. C; Treas- 
urer, Rev. G. G. Harley, Ashevllle, N. C. ; 
Junior Superintendent, Miss John Starr, 
Greensboro, N. C. 

District Secretaries 

Ashevllle, Rev. G. G. Harley, Ashevllle. 
Charlotte, Rev. W. O. Goode, Charlotte. 
Franklin, Rev. L. T>. Thompson, Andrews. 
Greensboro. Miss John Starr, Greensboro. 
Morgranton, Prof. I. B. McKay, 

Rutherford College. 
Mt. Air., , Rev. Z. Paris, North Wllkesboro. 
Statesvllle, T. R Lothery. Davidson. 
Salisbury, Rev. B. M. Avett, Jackson Hill. 
Shelby, Rev. J. F. Armstrong, 

Bessemer City. 
Waynesvllle, Rev. C. S. Kirkpatrick. 


Winston, Prof. H. A. Hayes, 



A generous spirit — which lives not 
unto itself. 

Cheerfulness — -"a merry heart doeth 
good like a medicine." 

A mind free from worry — do good 
for some one at once, visit those less 
fortunate, go walk and talk with na- 

Live simpler lives — admit the sun- 
light and air into your homes, take 
life more naturally. 

Be more thorough — undertake more 
for the League, and neglect other 
things less important. Take the 
League to others. 

Take a vacation— -one that will be 
helpful, and never forget to visit the 
League or neglect your League obi* 
gations in any place. 

Read the Era — study the Era and 
keep posted; keep in touch with all 
great Christian workers and exchange 
ideas with them. 

— Epworth Era. 

President, Rev. R. E. Atkinson, 
Davidson, N. C, Vice-President, Rev. 
C. S. Kirkpatrick, Brevard, N. C; 
Secretary, Rev. O. P. Ader,' Ramseur, 
N. C. ; Treasurer, Rev. G. G. Harley, 
Asheville, N. C; Junior Superinten- 
dent, Miss John Starr, Greensboro, N. 


Asheville, Rev. J. O. Ervin, Burnes- 
ville, N. C ; Charlotte, Rev. Lee A. 
Falls, Charlotte; Franklin, Rev. L. D. 
Thompson, Andrews; Greensboro, Miss 
John Starr, Greensboro; Morgan ton, 
Prof. I. B. McKay, Rutherford College; 
Mt. Airy, Rev. T. C. Jordan, Spray, N. 
C; North Wilkesboro, Rev. A. R. Bell, 
Wilkesboro; Statesville, Rev. E. W. 
Fox, Newton; Salisbury, Rev. O. 
J. Jones, New London; Shelby, Rev. 
J. F. Armstrong, Bessemer City, N. C; 
Waynesville, Rev. C. S. Kirkpatrick, 
Brevard; Winston, Rev. E. M. Avett, 
Jackson Hill. 


Davidson Seniors $ 50.00 

West Market, Greensboro 75.00 

North Asheville Juniors 25.00 

Bethel, Asheville Seniors 25.00 

Haywood Street, Asheville .... 25.00 

Brevard Seniors 25.00 

Main St. Gastonia Seniors .... 25.00 

Knox's Chapel League 10.00 

Total $260.00 


Remember the place and date: Hick- 
ory, N. C, July 5th, 6th and 7th. Com- 
plete program will appear later. 


The next box for the Children's 
Home from the Charity and Help De- 
partment of each League, should be 
shipped on Monday after the fifth 
Sunday in April. 


If this matter has not yet come be- 
fore our League, bring it up at your 
next business meeting and endeavor 
to decide upon the amount you will 
contribute then report it for publica- 
tion in these columns. 



The West Market, Greensboro, Ep- 
term of Mission Study last week. The 
work of the class bids fair to be both 
pleasant and profitable. Dr. J. H. 
Wheeler is the class leader. The 
book used is "Sunirse in the Sunrise 


All Leagues in the W. N. C. Con- 
ference are assessed a sum of five 
cents per member annually. This fund 
should be collected and remitted to 
the Conference Treasurer, Rev. G. G. 
Harley, Asheville, N. C, to defray the 
expenses of the Annual Epworth 
League Assembly. The Conference 
Cabinet is working hard to make the 
Assembly at Hickory a success and 
every League as well as every Leaguer 
may help to make it a success by 
their support and co-operation. 


We rejoice to see that a long list 
of Charters are issued by the Central 
office every month. The report for 
December shows fifteen Senior and 
eleven Junior Leagues chartered, 
among the number we note New Sa- 
lem League, Statesville, N. C, charter 
Noj 8057^ Nine duplicate charters 
were issued. 


The Midwinter Leaders' Conference 
has not been what we expected from 
the standpoint of members, .but we 
rejoice to say that it has been from 
the standpoint of giving information 
and imparting of inspiration. 

We therefore recommend that we 
hold another such Conference in 1911 
at such time and such place as the 
General Secretary and his assistant 
may deem best. 

We recommend, further, that each 
State Epworth League Conference or 
Assembly elect during the session of 
such Conference or Assembly one or 
more delegates to the midwinter Con- 
ference, such delegate or delegates 
to be nominated by the nominating 
committee of said Conference or As- 
sembly, and their expenses provided 
for by said Confei-enee or Assembly 
out of the regular treasury, or as the 
Conference may think best. 

W. H. Brown, 
Mrs. Sudie Lingle, 
W. M. Howard, 

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"Sing their own praise" 

c/f/iffLorrf. fi/c. 


February 9th, 1911 


Our Little Folks 


The loveliest of valentines 

Came in the mail for me. 
My name was on the envelope, 

As plain as plain could be, 
And like a grown up letter, this 
Was properly addressed to "Miss." 
My sister read' it out to me, 

You know she's five or more, 
And 'splained it so you'd surely think 

She'd seen it all before. 
But when I asked who sent it, she 
Just smiled and shook her head at me. 
And I do really want to know, 

Because I'd like, you see, 
To make some one as happy as 

Some one has just made me. 
But to make sure I'll send next year 
A valentine to sister dear. 

— Alden Arthur Knipe. 


Margaret came to lean against her 
grandmother's knee and watch her 
as she turned over the leaves of the 
new copy-book. 

"How changed everything is from 
my own school days! Then I wore 
my hair in a long braid, and pantalets 
down to my boot-tops. And my writ- 
ing, or at lesat the copies we were 
set, was fine and flowing and thin." 

"Did you like it grandma?" asked 

"Not very much at first my dear," 
she answered. "I was quite a large 
girl before I went to school. It was 
a private school, kept by an old lady. 
When Miss Prue found I was slow, 
and perhapsa little stubborn, she 
plumped me down in a row of chil- 
dren far younger than I was to learn 
to make pothooks and trammels. I 
think I should have sulked at this, if 
my dear mother had not been on a vis- 
it to New Orleans. I wanted so much 
to write to her that I tried very hard 
to keep my pothooks from wavering, 
and to make my p's and q's with the 
proper quirls. But Miss Erue believed 
that a child must spend just so long 
a time in learning to write, and she 
would not let me put my letters to- 
gether. So in my playtime I tried 
over and over again to join my let- 
ters neatly, until at last I could write 
my mother little messages. 

" 'Valentine's day is coming, Peggy,' 
said grandmother one day. 'Why 
don't you send Miss Prue a valentine, 
and let her see that you can write?" 

"Nobody ever sent a valentine on 
plain white paper, — they were always 
quite marvelously made, — so together 
we worked, my grandmother and I, 
cutting out gold hearts and silver ar- 
rows, and pasting them in a circle on 
a large foolscap sheet. In the middle 
I wrote my little verse: 

" 'Dear Miss Prue, 

I love you, 

I could write if you'd let me, too.' 

"I took the greatest pains with all 
my letters. I wrote Miss Prue's name 
on the outside, and tied my valentine 
with a blue ribbon. 

"Every St. Valentine's day there 
was a postoffice box on the teacher's 
desk, and the first thing she did was 
to give us our valentines. Mine was 
the first Miss Prue ever had. I saw 
her whole face flush as she opened 
it, and I wondered if she were pleased 
or angry. 

"At noon she called me to her desk. 

"'Why, Margaret,' she teaid, 'you 
never could have written this!' 

" 'Yes, ma'am, I did, and I made the 
verses, too. I've been writing to my 
mother all winter.' 

"Miss Prue looked at me a minute, 
and then she said, 'I am sorry that I 
kept a child who could write so well 
in the lowest grade; and yet I am 
sure it was because of this careful 
training and practice that you learned 
to form your letters so evenly. To- 
morrow you may sit with the upper 
class.' " 

"Weren't you proud, grandma?" 
asked Margaret, turning over the 
leaves of her own copybook with 
loving looks. 

"Indeed I was, my dear. But I be- 
lieve that Miss Prue was even proud- 
er, for years after, when I graduated, 
and my writing received the first 
prize, she showed me the little yellow 
heart-trimmed valentine I sent (her 
long ago, and again she praised my 
writing." — Selected. 


The boy's face was a dull red under 
his tan. He would rather have taken 
any kind of punishment than face his 
father, but he went straight to the of- 

"I've failed," he said, briefly. Then 
he turned his back and stood at the 
window trying to whistle. 

"Dick," his father called. 

The boy turned, the whistle dying 
on his lips, his eyes rail of surprise. 
He knew how much his father wanted 
him to pass, yet there was no reproof 
in his voice; he was even smiling a 
little, and his grip brought a rush of 
dumb gratitude to the boy's throat. 

"Began to 'make up' too late, didn't 
you?" his father asked. The boy 

"Well, it was a failure, of course; 
whether it stays a failure or not de- 
pends upon what it has done to you. 
Failure is one of the commonest things 
in life — failure in a man's business, 
in his ambition, in his hopes. Jewett 
failed the other day — do you know 
what his creditors are going to do?" 

"No," the boy answered eagerly. 

"Set him up again. It was a magni- 
ficent failure — conditions he couldn't 
hold out against without dishonesty, 
so he let everything else go and kept 
his honor; and his creditors are go- 
ing to help him on his feet because 
they believe in him. Now, Dick, I be- 
lieve in my boy, and I am going to 
let him decide for himself. I'll find 
you a position, or — you can take the 
year over and try again. That would 
be tough, I know — perhaps too tough 
for you. I shall not say a word if 
you choose business." 

But the boy's head was up now, his 
eyes clear and determined looking 
straight into his father's. 

"I am going to take it over," he de- 
clared. — Selected. 


Let us learn to be content with what 
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love — and to such a philosophy this 
world will give up all the empty joy 
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By Mrs. Goodwin, Morganton, N. C. 

Some one has said that "For every 
hundred that do there is one who 
thinks and for every hundred who 
think there is one who sees the vision", 
and it is only the one who sees the 
vision who can inspire great enthus- 
iasm and effort on the part of others. 

I think herein is the secret of our 
failure to make our missionary meet- 
ings more attractive and enjoyable. 
We come to them with a few minutes 
preparation if any at all, and wonder 
why they are uninteresting. If we 
were to entertain the same number 
of friends in our homes each month 
we would spend hours and days plann- 
ing something original and unique for 
their pleasure and interest. 

Of course it is tne president who 
must lead in this but every member 
must hold up her hands, by being full 
of the subject under discussion and 
intelligently interested and responsive 
if we want the meetings to be full of 
enthusiasm and brightness, and there 
is no way in which -we can accomplish 
this more successfully than by organ- 
izing the society into a wide awake 
Mission Study Class, to meet twice a 
month, one meeting devoted to the 
regular Mission Study lessons, the 
other to the subject for the following 
Missionary meeting. 

There are so many things that we 
can do to make the meetings interest- 
ing that it is difficult to know just 
what to suggest in the few minutes 
I shall have. 

First of all, our presidents must be 
afire with a soul full of love for the 
work and a mind full of information 
on its various departments and needs, 
then she must have attractive pro- 
grams, and have as many members as 
possible, assigned in advance of the 
meeting to take part. 

I know a model president, who has 
withdrawn from all book and social 
clubs, that she might devote all the 
time she could spare rrom her duties, 
to her misionary work. I attended 
one of her meetings recently, and it 
was a revelation to me. She was so 
full of information, ideas, and sugges- 
tions, that she was like an electric 
battery, and her members all seemed 
to be in full connection with it. The 
society holds it meetings in the homes. 
There were invited guests that even- 
ing. Each oae nad received a written 
invitation, on which was a quotation 
from some misionary which she was 
asked to read. TV. ere were about six- 
ty ladies present. The meeting was 
closed with a social half hour, and a 
more deligntful evening I never spent. 
This little president never fails to 
visit every absent member and ex- 
plains the causa of absence at the next 

People like to do things that they 
know they can do well. 

We are all only children, older grown 
and we all know now delighted our 
little ones are when assigned a part in 
a school entertainment, and how long 
and faithfully they work and drill to 
perfect their parts. 

Our missionary members have prob- 
ably, most of them, been out of the 
habit of taking part in any public 
meeting of any kind for a number of 
years, but if we could put them to 
work, in advance of the meetings, 
long enough for each one to work up 
the subject so thoroughly that she felt 

that she knew more about that par- 
ticular point than any one else pres- 
ent, and that what she had to do or 
tell was really of interest to the others, 
she would enjoy doing it. There is no 
doubt that every one enjoys, and takes 
more interest in a meeting and gets 
more out of one in which she takes 
an active part. A story I once heard 
illustrates this. A member went home 
from a meeting and seemed so indif- 
ferent that some one asked about the 
evening. "Oh, we had such a poky 
meeting — there was nothing interest- 

At a subsequent meeting she came 
home all aglow over the interesting 
things that had taken place at the 
meeting. When asked If she had a 
part in the program she replied, "Yes, 
I made three speeches." 

The programs must be varied. Have 
the literary part of the program of 
each meeting assigned to a different 
leader, and let her be absolutely re- 
sponsible for this. Use charts, pic- 
tures, flags and music freely. Every 
town has some good musical talent 
that can usually be obtained for solos, 
quartets, etc.; if outside the society 
so much the better, you may win their 
interest and membership. 

Insist on each member always in- 
viting some friend to go with her to 
each meeting, and then doing all she 
can to make the meetings so interest- 
ing that the visitors will remain as 
members. We can frequently have 
an interesting letter from some mis- 
sionary, this always lends a personal 
touch to the work. A meeting de 
voted to "Our Missionaries" was I 
think the most enjoyable one in the 
history of our society. Each member 
was given, in advance, the name of a 
missionary, and a short selection or 
quotation, and were to bring to the 
meeting any other information con- 
cerning these that we could find. There 
were letters, photos, newspaper and 
magazine cuts and articles o fpersons 
and buildings, and many little personal 
reminiscences. We all felt that we 
had learned more of, and were nearer 
to our missionaries than ever before. 
Use our missionary literature, of which 
we have a varied wealth in the form 
of books and atti Active and instructive 
leaflets. There i: not a subject we 
could suggest, on which we could not 
find an appropriate leaflet. At the 
first meeting of the year, have some 
one read "Thanksgiving Ann" and it 
will be strange if there are not many 
New Year's resolutions for more liber- 
al and systematic giving. 

Let some one read "Days of June," 
"Kim Su Bang," "Western Women in 
Eastern Lands," "Korea in Transition," 
or some other of our missionary books, 
and give in her own words the story. 

In almost every number of "Go For- 
ward" there is some timely article that 
would be delightful reading for our 
meetings. Let some month be devot- 
ed to a special study of the Missionay 
Advocate and appoint a leader who 
shall at the next meeting conduct a 
quiz on it. This could be made a 
very interesting and instructive meet- 
ing. It would show us how much val- 
uable information each numher con- 
tains, and also no doubt prove t.n us 
what careless, indifferent readers most 
of us are. Send delegates to district 
and annual conferences. There is 
nothing else that can so fill one with 
zeal and inspiration as meeting the 
consecrated workers there who are 
overflowing with enthusiasm and in- 
formation and methods. 


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